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.
Angela Namala, the Hospital’s Acting Director, says that a number of their patients are often referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital to conclusively screen out mild cardiovascular complications.
The Kiira regional police surgeon, Vincent Masinde examined the patient and confirmed that she had indeed been sexually abused. The report shows that the rape victim sustained tears in her private parts and lost a lot of blood, which left her unconscious for close to three hours.
Geere, a resident of Budwege village, in Bulamagi sub-county, Iganga district, was arrested on Tuesday after publicly confessing that he participated in ending the life of his neighbour, Faziri Maada, on December 24, 2021. But his confession evoked emotions among residents who torched his house and attempted to lynch him in revenge.
The operation was triggered by the increasing cases of motorcycle theft within Jinja city. It is reported that, in the past one month, eight cases of motorcycle theft were registered along the different highways connecting to Jinja city’s central business area.
The hospital is reported to have runout of azithromycin, Vitamin C and Zinc in early June this year and have not received supplies from national medical stores-NMS ever since. This has prompted patients to purchase them exorbitantly from private pharmacies.
Florence Tugumisirize, the Executive Director of Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says they have so far admitted 156 COVID-19 patients in the second wave. She says 124 of these were treated and discharged while 32 succumbed to the virus.
A total of 32 COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital’s ICU between May 2020 and April 2021. Of these, 26 died while only six were successfully discharged from the facility, while three other lives have been lost since the outbreak of the second wave last month.
Ruth Namukuve, a health worker in Buwenge says that the supplies received from the district health officials are insufficient to effectively attend to the ever-increasing numbers of covid-19 suspects who seek services at the facility daily.
“These two part-time anesthesiologists only show up to check on patients who fail to stabilize in a period of three days and when their situations are so complicated for us to handle, but the rest of the cases are being managed by the nurses throughout their admission at the ICU,” she says.
Aisha Mohammed, an attendant of a patient told URN that her relative was receiving critical healthcare at a private clinic but the health workers directed them to offer him home-based oxygen therapies claiming that their patient had stabilized.
Although the facility was disinfected on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, patients and their attendants started fleeing it for fear of contracting Covid19. As a result, management temporarily relocated some of the patients to the outpatient department. However, most of them opted to seek medical services from lower health facilities.