Kihika claims that Katungyisa bribed doctors at the Ibanda hospital who declined to issue a report explaining the untimely death of the deceased. He says that as a family, they went to Rukunyu health Center IV and conducted a private post-mortem.
C. A Care Medical Center in Kitagwenda town council in Kitagwenda district
is under the spotlight following
the death of a patient under unclear circumstances. Residents want the authorities to close the clinic, which belongs to Julius
Katungyisa, whom they accuse to be
a quark medic.
Trouble for Katungyisa started on November 21st, 2021 after
he performed an operation on Didas Ngabirano. Unfortunately, Ngabirano passed on two
days later at
Ibanda hospital where he was referred
to for further management after the operation turned bizarre.
The deceased’s father, Donato
Kihika, a resident of Kyotamushana
village in Kyotamushana ward explains that Katungyisa convinced them that his son had a hernia and needed surgery, which they
accepted. He, however, says that after
the operation Ngabirano’s condition worsened, and was referred to Ibanda
hospital where he breathed his last.
Kihika claims that Katungyisa bribed doctors at the Ibanda hospital who declined to issue a report explaining the untimely
death of the deceased. He says that as a family,
they went to Rukunyu health Center IV and conducted a private post-mortem.
He says that doctors informed that them the patient
was poorly operated on by unprofessional people, which caused infections that damaged his organs and the brain, which resulted in his death.
//Cue in : Owogwe Julius omusaija…
Cue out: Naba police babirugaho,”//
Patience Ahebwa, a resident of Kyotatumushana ward, says that she
also lost a relative at the same clinic under unclear circumstances. She says that despite reporting the matter to
various authorities, nothing was done.
In November 2021, Alfred Musinguzi, a concerned resident petitioned the Uganda
Midwives and Nurses Council calling for their intervention. He also copied
the Resident District Commissioner, District Health Officer, District Police
Commander, and LC V Chairperson.
raised our voices and petitioned the office of the D.H.O but because of Bribery
nothing has been done and his clinic, which
has turned to be slaughtering
slab is still operating, this same masquerader was chased from Rukungiiri over the same,” reads the petition in part.
Joseph Muhwezi Sekasambu, the Kitagwenda Deputy Resident District Commissioner, says that
the matter was brought to the attention of his
office and is under police investigation.
He says that they have also tasked the District Health
Officer, Dr. Margaret Karungi to find out whether the suspect is qualified and licensed to perform
//Cue in: “Nekyamazima okufa kwogwo omuntu...
Cue out : ekyarugirireho butandwa omuntu Kufa,”//
has not yet commented on the matter as he couldn’t be reached on his known
mobile number. His clinic is still under lock and key. Henry
Kitagwenda district police commander said he was on leave but rather aware of
the matter which he said was still under investigation.
Christine Karungi, the Kitagwenda District Health Officer
told URN that the health department conducted
which shows that the deceased had underlying conditions, which caused his death.
She, however, declined to comment on whether or
Katungyisa is a licensed.