Four health workers attached to Nile crescent Clinic along
cathedral road in Jinja city are in police custody accused of causing the death
of 21-year-old Leilah Nagambaki and her newly born baby on Tuesday evening.
The health workers include the Clinic in Charge, Sumaya
Namubiru, Eliphaz Katende, laboratory technician, Suleiman Taya, an enrolled
nurse and a student nurse, Isaac Kwikiriza.
It is alleged that Nagambaki
went to the clinic on Tuesday
afternoon after experiencing labor pains but the health workers told her to
wait for the doctor who arrived around 4:00pm.
She reportedly failed to have a normal and the
doctor offered to operate her at Shillings 500,000.
Nagambaki’s father Majid Aule says the doctor informed them around 5:00pm that they
had lost the baby but the mother was alive.
He however, says that around 6:30pm
the doctor turned around and notified them that the mother had also died.
“We attempted to take the
deceased to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital for better management but he
promised to save both the mother and unborn child.
However, the same doctor
ended up telling us how he had done his best but failed to save them,” he said.
Aule says they decided
to report the matter to police for redress.
bby Ngako, the Kiira Region Police
spokesperson, says they are hunting for Daniel Kirunda who allegedly conducted
He explains that the clinic is in a sorry state and not licensed
to carry out such procedures as they lack the necessary facilities.