KCCA Baby Case Drags On

KCCA Offered a Shs 50million to the family

African governments are planning to integrate traditional medicine practitioners in the treatment of psychiatric problems amongst people in their countries.

This has been revealed by the out-going President of the World Medical Association Prof. Dr. Margaret Mungherera, rx while officiating at the opening of a two–day Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference at Silver Spring Hotel, viagra dosage Bugoloobi in Kampala.

According to research by the World Health Organization (WHO), over 80% of mental ill persons in Africa, visit traditional healers before they are referred to hospitals like Butabika.

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Mungherera says, among the Post 2015 Priorities of the United Nations, African governments will need to recognize traditional healers, enroll them for higher education and put up new regulations to guide their practice.

“It’s becoming important that we integrate traditional healers into the national health care system,” said Mrs Mungherera at the Conference.

“About 82% of our mental patients rush to these traditional healers first before seeking other medical health services. We have got to integrate and accommodate them. They need to become health workers like us, because they are already providing health services.

In Uganda, Mrs Mungherera said the Ministry of Health was looking at a law that would regulate the traditional healers to ensure that they are registered, and get continuous training, so that the quality of the services they provide is in tandem what the ministry wants to see.

She also observed that mental illness is on the increase in Uganda especially among children and adolescents as result of increased misuse of drugs and illnesses like HIV/Aids.

All is not well for Anwar Baguma the KCCA driver who is accused of knocking down a two and half year old toddler Ryan Semaganda at City Hall.

Buganda Road Magistrate Joan Aciro has adjourned the case to 23rd March after the state prosecutor in this case Immaculate Nambajju asked for an adjournment on grounds that KCCA and the family of the toddler are still under negotiations about the case.

Last month Kampala Capital City Authority compensated the family of the late Semaganda with fifty million shillings and Baguma informed court that the mother of the baby had recorded an additional statement for withdrawing this case.

It was expected that today the Director of Public prosecutions was going to withdraw all the charges against Baguma.

The prosecution says that on November 18th 2014 at KCCA park yard, seek Baguma as he was driving a KCCA Vehicle registration number LG 0428-01 in a careless manner knocked down Ryan Semaganda who was under the vehicle at the time his mum Madinah Namutebi was before City Hall

The case has been adjourned to 23rd November when the state is expected to inform court on the progress of the negotiations


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