Dr. Geoffrey Kasirye, the acting Administrator, Mukono General Hospital notes that he has already communicated to the Mukono Police Division Commander, Joab Wabwiire about the challenging manner under, which suspects are sent to the hospital.
Patients waiting for treatment at Mukono general hospital.
Mukono General Hospital
has stopped treating suspects from Mukono Police Division who are not
facilitated. The division refers suspects to the Hospital for
examination, treatment and other related medical care services.
officers claim that the suspects spend long hours at the hospital on empty stomachs since they are neither provided food or money to but something to eat.
Dr. Geoffrey Kasirye, the acting Administrator, Mukono General Hospital notes that
he has already communicated to the Mukono Police Division Commander, Joab
Wabwiire about the challenging manner under which suspects are sent to the
Dr. Kasirye reveals
that they receive on average four referrals from Mukono Police Division in need
of treatment of medical examination.
He however, says police fails to provide
the suspect money for meals and certain medicines that are not available at the
He also faults the
officers for maintaining handcuffs on the suspects even when they entering
examination and treatment rooms.
“There is some medication
that requires proper feeding and drinking beyond water. We get challenged to
recommend such medication fearing the side effects that they may affect the
patients,” Dr. Kasirye said.
The Mukono Police
Division Commander, Joab Wabwiire told URN that they had taken note of the
concern and communicated it to the superiors to make special arrangement for
the suspects under medication.
He notes that they also
resolved to increase security personnel escorting suspects to ensure that they
stop receiving treatment on handcuffs.
A police officer who preferred anonymity told URN majority of
the suspects with health complications are taken to Kawolo hospital in Lugazi
“Medical workers at
Mukono are not happy with police,” he said.