37 Church Choir Members Critically Injured in Kabarole Accident

Some of the acccident victims admitted at Kilembe Hospital

Doctors at Fort Portal Regional Hospital are on the spot after Kabarole district councilors decided to take action against their negligence that has led to an unprecedented rise in maternal mortality.

The councilors have asked the District Speaker Clovis Mugabo to call for an extraordinary council meeting during Christmas to deliberate on how to handle the matter.

This came after yet another mother – the sixth one in a few months — Harriet Mbabazi, no rx 28 from Magunga village in Mugusu Sub County, viagra sale died in labor at the hospital on Tuesday.

During her burial on Wednesday, mourners angrily attacked the medics accusing them of neglecting and mistreating expectant mothers.

Mbabazi, who was scheduled for C-section, bled to death as none of the 6 doctors at the hospital responded in time despite the frantic calls from her relatives to save her.

Jorum Bintamanya, the councilor representing South Division, Fort Portal blamed the negligence of doctors on government that liberated them to operate private clinics.

Bintamanya, an activist said that they have ordered the District Speaker to convene an extraordinary council meeting to discuss penalties for the medics at the hospital that might include firing a number of them.

A Police investigation has been opened up against the medics following the death of Mbabazi.

The Councilor said that the council, NGOs and locals would pile pressure on police to fully investigate the hospital and have the responsible people prosecuted.

A local catechist while preaching at Mbabazi’s burial said she had been murdered by the doctors.

About 37 Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) choir members are nursing wounds at Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese district after sustaining severe injuries in a road accident along Fort Portal-Bundibugyo road.

The group comprising of 40 singers of the Salvation Choir of Murambi SDA Church in Kitwamba Sub County, information pills Kasese district were involved in a motor accident on their way to Bundibugyo for a gospel performance.

Eyewitnesses revealed that the Canter lorry’s gears failed while going uphill, visit this site and it rolled back, overturning several times and injuring 37 occupants while three including a baby survived with no injuries.

Evangelist Mwanga Elifaza, a member of the Bundibugyo Church told our reporter yesterday the accident occurred on Tuesday morning in Bubukwanga Sub County.

He said that he called the district chairperson Bundibugyo Jolly  Tibemanya, who asked for help from the UPDF that rushed for the rescue.

Mwanga said that the driver of the lorry whose names were still unknown, went into hiding after the accident.

Amon Bwambale, a doctor attending to the victims at Kilembe said majority survived with broken hands and legs but added that most of them were out of danger.



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