Stone quarrying worries Health authorities in Wakiso District


December 10, 2019 - 77 views

Health authorities in Wakiso District have raised concerns over the poor conditions of workers in stone quarries. 

The district has over 78 stone aggregate sites located in Kasanje, Kakiri, Mende and Namayumba.

The sites are dusty exposing the workers to health risks which include hearing loss, respiratory diseases and muscular-skeletal injuries. 

Dr Paul Zirimala, the officer in- charge of Wakiso Health IV, notes that the most conditions registered from the sites over the last months has been Hernia. Dr Zirimala says that on average they have been performing five to seven hernia surgeries on workers from the sites.

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