Kabale: Nurses’ Negligence Claims 2 Mothers


see sans-serif; color: #222222;”>According to the District Resident Commissioners (RDCs) who visited the hospital facility, the midwives told them that they are now living in fear and tension because of the general public harassment and mistreatment following the death of two pregnant mothers at the hospital, last week.

Darius Nandinda, the Kabale RDC, said the midwives cannot move out of the hospital with their gowns due to the fear of being identified harmed.

The public has embarked on using media platforms to decampaign and abuse them which have led to most of them applying for transfers to safer places.

Ms.Theodore Tumusiime from Ikumba sub county and Ms. Evas Musasizi from northern division Kabale municipality, all died on February 20, 2014.

One of the deceased is said to have produced normally but later over bled leading to her death.

The second died moments later after spending 3 days in labour without receiving any attention from the midwives as some were reported to have gone for pass leave.

The patients at the facility also accuse the nurses and midwives of extorting money from patients before working on them which is now a public outcry.

In this week’s Kabale District Council Meeting, the councillors demanded that the ministry of Health and the Hospital Management immediately investigate and conduct a comprehensive maternal death audit to determine what happened and what could have led to the death.

The White Ribbon Alliance report indicates that Kabale hospital has been struggling to provide obstetric and newborn care.

However, Moses Nuwagaba, the deputy RDC, appealed to the public to remain calm and stop harassing the midwives as the health department follow up the matter.

He said that after the few midwives at the facility get transfers it will worsen the situation leading to lack of service delivery.


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