According to Dr Nkonwa, those fighting the reopening of the private wing are the extortive medics who have for months been profiting from illicitly charging patients at the hospital meant to offer free services.
Ritah Nalweyiso the District Councillor for Butuntumula sub-county says that although they had mobilized many women to give birth in government health centers, the deaths may force them to resort back to Traditional Birth Attendants.
The deceased's husband, Vincent Mugerwa, says when his wife checked in the hospital, a doctor asked for Shillings 300,000 to conduct a cesarean section on her. Mugerwa says that although he was against paying the money because they were at a government hospital, he gave in to desperation.
Juliet Najjuma Ssenkoole the Chairperson of Luwero District Task Force on COVID 19 says that the directive is intended to protect the civil servants and encourage the public to embrace the vaccination exercise.
Luwero Hospital was recently upgraded from a Health Center IV as one of the measures to improve health service delivery. As such, the government also increased Primary Health Care and Development Fund allocations to the facility.
Dr Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that they have started a campaign to sensitize the women about the use of the female condoms and ensure they are available across health centers.
On Tuesday, Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero Hospital described the decision by the council as rushed and unfair in a meeting with the LC V Chairperson, Erastus Kibirango and District Speaker, Abdul Mazinga among other Executive Committee members.