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Witch-doctors Replace Health Facilities in Rubanda District

Health officials in Rubanda district are in fear for loss of lives after patients in the district abandon health facilities in favor of with doctors.

According to health officials in the district, this has led to the increased deaths in the district due to insufficient treatment attributed to failure by the patients to go to hospitals but choose to visit witch doctors.

This was revealed by the Rubanda District Health Officer Dr Abdon Birungi while speaking at the ongoing Health camp in Muko Sub County Rubanda district, organized by the Rubanda district Member of Parliament Prossy Akampurira Begumisa in partnership with Marie Stopes Uganda.

Dr Birungi says most residents have a habit going to witch doctors whenever they get sick before attending to health facilities for medical checkup which result into death.

He advised Ugandans to desist from attending witch doctors saying that most of them are only conning them to get money.

The Rubanda district Woman Member of Parliament Prosy Akampurira Begumisa Mbabazi, said that she will continue lobbing for annual health camps in the district, so as to discourage people from witch craft.

Akampurira however asked women to always discuss with their husbands before they seek for family planning services, in order to avoid family conflicts.

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