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It is alleged that Nagambaki went to the clinic on Tuesday afternoon after experiencing labor pains but the health workers told her to wait for the doctor who arrived around 4:00pm.
The Kiira region police spokesperson, Abby Ngako. file photo.

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Four health workers attached to Nile crescent Clinic along cathedral road in Jinja city are in police custody accused of causing the death of 21-year-old Leilah Nagambaki and her newly born baby on Tuesday evening.

The health workers include the Clinic in Charge, Sumaya Namubiru, Eliphaz Katende, laboratory technician, Suleiman Taya, an enrolled nurse and a student nurse, Isaac Kwikiriza.  

It is alleged that Nagambaki went to the clinic on Tuesday afternoon after experiencing labor pains but the health workers told her to wait for the doctor who arrived around 4:00pm. 

She reportedly failed to have a normal and the doctor offered to operate her at Shillings 500,000. 

Nagambaki’s father Majid Aule says the doctor informed them around 5:00pm that they had lost the baby but the mother was alive. 

He however, says that around 6:30pm the doctor turned around and notified them that the mother had also died. 

“We attempted to take the deceased to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital for better management but he promised to save both the mother and unborn child. 

However, the same doctor ended up telling us how he had done his best but failed to save them,” he said.    

Aule says they decided to report the matter to police for redress. 

bby Ngako, the Kiira Region Police spokesperson, says they are hunting for Daniel Kirunda who allegedly conducted the operation.

He explains that the clinic is in a sorry state and not licensed to carry out such procedures as they lack the necessary facilities.

 

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