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Health Authorities in Sironko District refute negligence allegations

31 January, 2024

Health authorities in Sironko District say the death of a mother at Buwasa Health Centre was as a result of lack of blood and not negligence as alleged on social media.

Dr. Paul Wakoko the acting Sironko District Health Officer says it is not true that an expectant mother died at Buwasa Health Centre IV because she could not raise 200,000 shillings to undergo an operation.

Several social media platforms were awash with news that a mother who had failed to raise 200,000 shillings for an operation had died. According to Wakoko, the mother underwent the operation but died due to lack of blood at Buwasa Health Centre IV.

He says as they were planning to transfer the woman to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for blood transfusion, she died. He says the state house health monitoring unit will soon be in Sironko and comprehensive report about the incident will be made public.