MASINDI DISTRICT UNDER INVESTIGATIONS OVER INCREASED MATERNAL DEATHS
By Innocent Atuganyira
Masindi District Local Government is reportedly being investigated by experts from Ministry of health following an increase in maternal deaths in the district.
Reportedly, government health workers in the district have advanced unethical habits like booking patients especially pregnant mothers who need operation in pursue for money, opening the Masindi hospital theatre late at night without the consent of the hospital authorities, extorting of money from patients, absenteeism among others.
The deadly habits are reportedly numerous at Bwijanga Heath Center IV and Masindi Main hospital.
Speaking during her meeting with various district political and technical leaders at the district health boardroom last evening, the Masindi district RDC Rose Kirabira wondered how heath workers have abandoned the ethics of their jobs in pursue for money.
She said that the district is hounding for all unprofessional staff including those who are holding offices with no obliged academic qualifications.
She hinted on how the district has been put under scrutiny over the rising case of mothers dying while giving birth.
However, all the government health workers in the meeting denied extorting money from patients and the other alleged vices.
In his remarks, the district LC V chairman Cosmas Byaruhanga turned furious and warned health workers against taking matters of life lightly.
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