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Bugiri Hospital Superintendent Interdicted Over Negligence

Obanga was interdicted on Saturday together with a gynecologist, Kenneth Muwanguzi, and the anesthetist, Robert Okumu by the Chief Administrative Officer Bugiri, Martin Kisule.
The Bugiri Hospital Superintendent, Oundo Obanga, has been interdicted following the death of two expectant mothers. Obanga was interdicted on Saturday together with a gynecologist, Kenneth Muwanguzi, and the anesthetist, Robert Okumu by the Chief Administrative Officer Bugiri, Martin Kisule.

It is alleged that, on July 10, 30-year-old, Monica Nalubanga, a resident of Namutumba district, who had been referred to Bugiri hospital after experiencing medical complications died in the maternity ward, after health workers declined to conduct a caesarian section procedure on her over failure to raise 300,000 Shillings.

Another patient Sarah Mukhaye, a resident of Bugiri died in the hospital's emergency room six after the doctor who had scheduled to conduct a caesarian section procedure on her failed to show up, and neither did he assign any health worker to manage her condition. 

Relatives of the deceased filed their complaints at the office of the Bugiri Resident District Commissioner Ramadhan Walugembe who prompted police to conduct a general inquiry into the matter.

Oundo, Muwanguzi, and Okumu were summoned to record statements over negligence and abuse of office at Bugiri Central Police Station, but they were later released on police bond.

The Chief Administrative Officer Bugiri Martin Kisule says that the three have been interdicted as the police, State House Health Monitoring Unit, and Ministry of Health officials carry out investigations. 

He says that the district leadership is streamlining standard measures of ensuring free and quality health services to the community.