Mubende Municipality Member of Parliament Tonny Ssemuli petitions parliament over the continued sale of Hepatitis B vaccines.
Mubende Municipality Member of Parliament Tonny Ssemuli petitions parliament over the continued sale of Hepatitis B vaccines to residents in the district yet they are meant to be free.
Last year, the Ministry of Health rolled out Hepatitis B vaccination to high burdened districts identified including Mubende as it moves to combat the disease affecting over 1 million people in the country.
Government said vaccination is free of charge in government facilities to all adults whotest negative to Hepatitis B and meet the criterion for vaccination.
However, Ssemuli who raised a matter of national importance says in Mubende; residents have to part with some money to be vaccinated.
In response, the State Minister of Health for General Duties Sarah Opendi promises to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book maintaining that the Hepatitis B vaccination must be availed to all Ugandans at no cost.