Hospital managers and other health practitioners have pledged to ban the use of mobile phones at work a decision set to go into effect from 1st March 2017.
The pledge was made yesterday during a retreat that brought together health practitioners, administrative boards of hospitals, district leaders and the Minister of Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Malick Kayumba has told IGIHE that the decision is not superimposed but rather a consensus reached among health practitioners following self-evaluation.
“The decision has not been imposed by MINISANTE rather a consensus from their discussions. The decision came out as they evaluated themselves on health service delivery,” he said.
The governance Scorecard presented on 31st January 2017 indicated that health service delivery scored low compared to other sectors at 72.93% last year.