"We did not know what had happened. We just saw the ambulance bring a police officer who had wounds on the leg and arm. Then we saw more ambulances arriving with police officers. We thought it was an accident until one of the ambulances drivers told us they were bomb blast victims,” she said.
Joshua Kananura, the Rakai District Police Commander, says that fishermen and the police managed to retrieve the bodies and took them for postmortem before handing them over to the deceased’s respective homes.
Anna Grace Auma, the project coordinator and a lecturer at Lira University explains that pre-service training will not only help in equipping doctors and midwives but also cut the cost of in-service training which has been high and time consuming.
Addressing the Health Committee of parliament on Monday at the hospital, Apac District Health Officer, Dr. Leone Ocheng, said that the facility is only able to accommodate 100 mothers despite the overwhelming number of expectant mothers visiting the facility each day.