Mudukaki started practising nursing in 1952 and worked in Iganga and Tororo district hospitals before she was deployed at Mulago National Referral Hospital. Upon her retirement, Mudukaki worked as a school nurse at Buddo Senior Secondary School for six years, before opening a private clinic that she later closed after developing cardiac challenges.
Flavia Nakato, a resident of Budhubirwa village in Bugulumbya Sub-County says that for decades their parish has had no health unit. Expectant mothers and other sick people have been trekking distances to access health services from far away from sub-counties, and according to Nakato, many were delivering babies on the roadside after failing to make it to the distant health centres.
Juliet Babirye, one of the victims, says the eatery sells affordable mudfish and none of them ever suspected that the owner would serve them snake meat. “We always eat mudfish from this local eatery, since the owner sells to us reasonable boiled pieces of fish at 500 Shillings each, but, it surprised me that, he would stoop this low and sell to us snake meat instead,” she said.
Kadaga, who was speaking at the launch of the distribution of government face masks in Kamuli district on Saturday said that most communities have abandoned the presidential directives on social distancing and handwashing, putting them at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 in case of an outbreak.
The nurses are attending the nationwide training ahead of the age-wide national Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign which is due to run from the October 16-20 targeting children older than 9 months to under 15 years of age. At the same time, a booster dose of oral polio vaccine will be given to all children younger than five years of age.
Nangobi alleges that on July 2nd 2018, Daaki tasked her to monitor a mother who had gone through cesarean section but she couldnt stay around until late in the night since she is pregnant. She requested Daaki to allow her to leave but he instead slapped her and forced her back into the ward.
Lillian Nabalyango, the In charge of the Maternity Ward at Kamuli General Hospital, says the gloves ran out of stock in April. She explains that currently they only have few gloves for emergency cases.
Patients claim that they are charged between 10,000 and 50,000 shillings by the medical workers before getting attention. The most affected are those admitted in the casualty, maternity wards and those requiring simple operations at Kamuli hospital.
The hygiene situation of Kamuli market is appalling. It lacks a proper drainage channel, piped water and garbage skips. It also has a single toilet that is shared by 300 vendors operating in the market.