Dr. Asuman Lukwago, permanent secretary Ministry of Health has been questioned by the Inspectorate of Government over his recent transfer of staff at Mulago Hospital.
Dr. Asuman Lukwago, permanent secretary Ministry of Health has been questioned by the Inspectorate of Government over his recent transfer of staff at Mulago Hospital. He was summoned by Raphael Baku, the Inspector General of Government to explain the transfer of Alison Emeribe Kantarama from the post of assistant commissioner support services Mulago hospital to Wabigalo National equipment stores.
It follows a petition filed by Kantarama in the office of the IGG and public service ministry raising objection to her transfer from Mulago Hospital to Wabigalo National Equipment Stores. But Lukwago denies any wrong doing saying the affected workers were moved from their roles and assigned other duties.
Lukwago says that he initiated the transfer following numerous complaints from members of the public about the poor service delivery at Mulago National Referral hospital. He alleges that Kantarama whose role included that of procurement and human resource management was performing below expectation leading to her transfer.
Dr Lukwago also accuses Kantarama of allowing the procurement of a fake CT scan that cost the tax payers shilling 4 billion, adding that the machine has never worked since it was bought. He also says that investigations conducted by the hospital management show the CT scan machine was a factory reject.
He says that the ministry also halted the procurement of a cancer treatment machine after it emerged that some officials from Mulago were demanding for bribes from the supplier. Last week, Dr Lukwago personally supervised the eviction of the transferred staff after some of them refused to leave the hospital and resorted to issuing death threats to the hospital top leadership.
Police has since opened investigations into the alleged plot to assassinate Byarugaba Baterana, Executive Director Mulago Hospital, Assistant Commissioner for Support Services David Nuwamanya and Denis Wafula, the Assistant Principal Hospital Administrator