attached to Amach Health Centre IV is in trouble for allegedly extorting money
from the patients.
Omach who doubles as a surgeon at the facility is being accused of demanding
money from patients before they can be operated on. According to reports, the doctor asks for
between 300,000 to 500,000 for all major surgeries and between 30,000 to 80,000
Shillings for a Caesarian section.
The money is
normally collected by Ambrose Ogwang, a security guard of the facility.
A patient who preferred anonymity says that she paid 30,000 Shillings for a C-section
performed by Dr. Omach.
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a resident of Amach Town Council says that his wife was referred from Amach
Health Centre IV to Lira Regional Referral Hospital after he failed to pay
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Similarly, Nelson Otiti, the representative of the patients on the health center management committee says that they are investigating the allegations.
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Dr. Omach declined to comment when contacted. Dr.
Isaac Orech, the in-charge of Amach Health Centre IV, said he had not received
any formal complaint.
Freddie Okwe Abadiang, the Mayor of Amach Town Council says he has received numerous
complaints from patients. He says that he has summoned the two doctors for a
meeting over the matter.