By our reporter

UPDF Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire has said the army medical officers who are being deployed to offer medical services in different government hospitals are highly qualified.

The UPDF doctors are already deployed in the field to support current efforts to save life following the industrial action by medical workers.

According to Brig. Karemire, the Army is putting at the disposal  of the wanainchi some of its highly qualified doctors that have been instrumental in saving lives of soldiers and civilians in the many operational areas.

He says the deployment is being coordinated by Dr Col Stephen Kusasira the UPDF Director of Medical Services who holds an MBCHB and Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynacology  from Makerere University.

“The insinuations that these officers are not qualified are unfortunate to say the least. UPDF will not be deterred from its historical duty to serve the people,” he asserted.


Apparently the team is already at both Kirudu and Kawempe hospitals providing both emergency and specialized services.