(ICT) Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has expressed concern over messages not solicited
for, that telecom companies send to mobile phone users.
because one should not bombard my phone with such unsolicited messages,”
Rugunda said. He said it was right for some phone users to take such companies
Commission (UCC) to take up measures against such telecommunication companies.
Kasese municipality, Kasese district. Journalists had asked the minister why
government has failed to penalize telecommunication companies which have
continued to send unnecessary messages to customers’ phones.
with unsolicited messages which phone users get, adding that they have started
engaging such companies to ensure they regulate the messages.
social and economic benefits other than using them in non-gainful talk. Rugunda
further called for adoption of technology in health facilities as a measure to
address the shortages of skilled staff, saying with the installation of modern
technology, a doctor can be able to consult his fellow medical professionals in
area where he cannot refer a patient, he can reach a consultant via ICT
facilities,” Rugunda noted after touring Bwera hospital where some ICT
facilities have been installed.
delivery include interlinking all district health officers, Government major
hospitals, ministry of health headquarters, access to ministry of health
website, e-continued medical education and access to online medical journals.
Source: New Vision