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By Kezia Agaba

The Minister of Health Revealed on Tuesday that government is stuck with over 320 trained but unemployed health workers.

Minister Ruhakana Rugunda told the parliamentary health committee on Monday that government lacks the funds to deploy the health workers to hospitals and health centers across the country. He noted that the ministry is trying to mobilize funds from the Ministry of Finance to have more health workers deployed.

The Minister also told the committee that though government deployed health workers last year, many more remained on the streets and many are running out of the country.

The Ministry of health also wants the government to increase on the amount of money allocated to purchasing condoms and testing them at the National Drug Authority.Mr Rugunda said that the NDA needs to be supported in this area such that people are not subjected to use fake and week condoms.