Parliament Fury As Employee Dies “Mysteriously” At IHK

page geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>Remmy Wamala, 36, passed on while giving birth at the top medical facility last week.

During an emotional debate in the house on Wednesday evening, Kasese Woman MP and the opposition Chief Whip, Winfred Kiiza said FIDA Uganda is setting up a team of lawyers to cause the prosecution of IHK staff.

Both sides of the house applauded the development and some medical professionals even promised
to help as witnesses.

This followed a motion presented by the Namutumba Woman MP, Florence Mutyabulya “over the sudden and disturbing death of Wamala and other mothers who have succumbed to the same fate in private hospitals.”

Mutyabulya, who sought leave on Tuesday to introduce the motion, got it fixed on the order paper in a record one day unlike others which take even a year.

In her motion, she asked for four resolutions to be passed by the house.

One is that Parliament mourns the death of Mrs. Wamala and extends sympathies to the family.

The second was that Parliament condemns the gross professional negligence of IHK that led to the death of Mrs. Wamala and that Minister of Health, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, commissions a study on the status of maternal health in the country and report in two months.

Parliament also agreed to form an ad-hoc Committee of parliament to inquire into the operations of IHK and other private hospitals.

The house collectively agreed to form an ad-hoc committee to investigate the alleged gross professional negligence of IHK that led to Wamala’s demise.

Mutyabulya, who is also the chairperson of Parliamentary Forum on Children where Wamala served since 2007, told the house that the condition of the deceased deteriorated and warranted an immediate operation which she even requested for but the IHK doctors intentionally denied.


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