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Clinic Closed over Illegal Abortions

Farouk Kirunda, the State House Media Management Officer, said there have been several complaints about illegal abortions and use of unqualified staff.
The State House Anti-Corruption Unit has closed Hope Clinic and apprehended the in charge Dr. George Bamudaziza for alleged involvement in illegal abortions.

A team of operatives from the State House Anti-Corruption Unit stormed the clinic on Wednesday evening.    

They locked it up and picked up the in charge Dr. George Bamudaziza and Sumaya Kauma, the Iganga district Health Inspector. The operative led the duo to Iganga Police Station but Kauma was released on bond shortly after.  

  Farouk Kirunda, the State House Media Management Officer, said there have been several complaints about illegal abortions and use of unqualified staff.  

  “We had to respond to the persistent complaints from locals concerning the wrongdoing that involved even school girls. This will serve as a lesson to others out there involved in such illegalities,” he said.

James Mubi, the Busoga East police spokesperson, says they have commenced investigations to pave way for possible prosecution.

Dr. Bamudaziza denies any wrongdoing, saying that as a qualified medical officer he is mandated to preserve rather than take lives.  

Ayub Ssebidde, the Kasokoso Village LC I chairman, says said this isn’t the first time complaints about illegal abortions are being raised against Hope Clinic.

  “Last month, residents found a dead fetus in a dustbin near the said clinic. This caused triggered riots among youths prompting police to disperse them,” he said.