Medical Council To Hear Case Against Rubaga Hospital This Friday

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Nansubuga died on March 05 at Rubaga Hospital, where she was admitted on February 18th with pregnancy-related complications. She died due to excessive bleeding following failure by doctors to control her blood pressure after she was induced into labour to remove a lifeless foetus.

The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council has summoned Michael Kayongo, the husband of Judith Nansubuga, a woman who died during child birth in Rubaga hospital this year.

Nansubuga died on March 05 at Rubaga Hospital, where she was admitted on February 18th with pregnancy-related complications. She died due to excessive bleeding following failure by doctors to control her blood pressure after she was induced into labour to remove a lifeless foetus.

A death certificate, signed by Doctor Joseph Ahimbisibwe, states that Nansubuga died of severe Pre-Eclampsia Toxaemia (PET) and primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). 

PET is a condition in which high blood pressure and fluid retention prevents normal growth of the unborn baby forcing abortion or premature birth, while PPH is an emergency condition characterized by excessive bleeding after normal or caesarean delivery.

Though Nansubuga died in the hands of Rubaga hospital staff, the hospital has refused to take responsibility for the death.

According the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Act, Cap 272, the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council is conducting an inquiry into allegations that during February 27 to March 5 this year the Rubaga hospital staff mismanaged Edith Nansubuga leading to her death.

The organization that licenses medical doctors wants Kayongo, the husband of Nansubuga, to appear as the key witness in the matter as a complainant.

The letter signed by the Registrar, Dr. Katumba Ssentongo says in part Kayongo is required to appear  before the Council on August 31 at 9am at the Government Chemist’s Laboratory Wandegeya.  

Michael Kayongo, Nansubuga’s husband, promised not to rest until his wife receives justice.

Though Kayongo has been summoned alone but he says he will have his entire family at the hearing.

 

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