The family of fallen National Social Security Fund (NSSF) staff member Joan Kabandize Kiconco has blamed her death on ‘negligence’ of doctors at the Buganda Road based Case Clinic.
This was according to Rita Nyangoma and Alex Nyangoma, online Kiconco’s Siblings who were with the deceased at the time of her death.
“There was a lot of negligence, information pills the doctor told us to go to the labor ward but we were not allowed in for about two hours yet she was already weak, generic ” said Nyangoma while speaking at a requiem service held on Wednesday at St. Andrews Church of Uganda in Bukoto.
Kiconco died on Tuesday night while giving birth to her second child at Case Clinic in the capital Kampala.
Nyangoma said that preliminary lab tests done at Norvik Hospital indicated that she had an inflamed gall bladder but the doctors confirmed the baby would survive, advising that they take her to Case Clinic.
“The same doctor from Norvik Hospital found us at Case clinic and ordered another lab test which produced the same results although after a scan it was noticed that there was ‘something’ on her liver, at this time I realized she was gone because even the blood drawn for the test was greenish”
“From the lab, she couldn’t move. She asked for a wheel chair which the hospital attendants failed to give us. Actually one of them asked me if I had a wheel chair in the car,” Nyangoma mourned adding that the wheel chair was later brought after she shouted at them.
After the lab test, Nyangoma narrated, they were referred to the labor ward where they were barred from entering for up to about 2 hours. On entering the ward, doctors revealed that the kidney, liver and gall bladder had failed and a urinary catheter was connected to aid in urination.
“They promised to do everything to save her and the baby but also told us to expect the worst. By this time she was in comma and blood was coming through the catheter instead of urine,” she added.
Nyangoma said she continued pushing the ‘seemingly reluctant’ doctors to do something about the situation but they told her they couldn’t operate someone who is in comma.
“He decided to induce her to give birth naturally although she had been warned against the same during her previous delivery,” a broken Nyangoma further revealed adding that they were in the theatre for over six hours before they pronounced her dead.
ChimpReports was still unable by publication time to get a comment from Case Clinic. No one from the health facility attended the service.
Peace Kabandize, the mother of the deceased said in her local dialect (Rukiga) that God would punish the doctors who failed to do their Job and caused death of her daughter.
Kiconco was born on July 15th 1980 and she was the first born of all the Kabandize’s. Before her death, she had one daughter, Kimberly Karungi who is currently in Primary four.
Karungi described her late mother as her friend who always advised her, helped her with homework and taught her how to save in her piggy bank.