IGG Orders Investigations of Extortion at Mukono General Hospital

The Inspector General of Government-IGG Betty Olive Namisango Kamya has ordered an investigation into allegations of extortion at Mukono General Hospital.

The order follows complaints from patients and their caretakers who accused doctors of demanding money before they are treated.

According to the complaints, the doctors ask for between 100,000 to 300,000 for all major surgeries and between 400,000 to 1 Million Shillings for a Caesarian section. Last year, the facility registered 8, 000 deliveries out of which 1, 600 were C-sections.

Some of Mukono General Hospital managers under investigation include Dr. Godfrey Kasirye, the Medical Superintendent, Moses Bwogi, the facility administrator, and Sr. Alex Namala, the Principal Nursing Officer.

Dr. Kasirye told Kamya that it is only people seeking services at the private wing are asked to pay a modest fee. He however noted that since they work with many patients, some do not appreciate their services.

Kamya instructed the Head of the IGG Regional Office in Mukono, Sheila Apolot to investigate the allegations.

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