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Unknown Gunmen Roam Moroto Hospital Compound

According to information obtained by URN, the five intruders roam around the hospital quarters with an AK-47 gun.
29 Sep 2021 10:14
The completed 25 billion OPD building in Moroto regional referal hospital
Police are investigating reports that unidentified gunmen roam around Moroto Regional Referral hospital staff quarters every evening. According to information obtained by URN, the five intruders roam around the hospital quarters with an AK-47 gun.

The presence of the gunmen has forced health workers especially nurses to suspend night duties after one of them survived an attack. Dr. Ben Watmon, the Director Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, says that they are yet to establish the motive of the gunmen.

“I have failed to understand the motive behind all this because some of the staff are threatening to go back to their homes because the situation is not good,” he said.  

John Nangiro, one of the patients at Moroto Regional Hospital, says that he was supposed to receive treatment at midnight but there was no nurse to attend to him in the ward.  

“I tried to call the nurse who was to give me treatment at night but she told me to be patient that God was with me until morning. Indeed, she came early morning to administer the treatment but still I missed the midnight treatment,” he said.    

Rose Lodou, another patient in the TB ward appealed to the government to step up the security of the health workers, saying many people are likely to die because nurses fear to move from their homes to work at night.  

Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region police spokesperson, says that the joint security team comprising the police and army are investigating the matter.

“We received a concern from the hospital administration about unknown armed men loitering around the hospital premises. We are already on the ground we will get them,” he said.   

Longole appealed for calm from the hospital staff, saying the security was on top of the situation.  

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