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Mulago sued over “missing baby”

Mulago National Referral Hospital is again in the spotlight, after being dragged to the High Court by a mother who claims that her baby went missing in the hands of Mulago staff on December 26,2015.

Fatuma Nakayima and Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) have sued the Executive Director of Mulago Hospital together with the Attorney General of Government, seeking orders that the hospital surrenders her baby dead or alive.

They also want damages for violation of her human rights and those of her child. They stated that failure to give information on the whereabouts of her child, subjects her to psychological torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

The case file has been allocated to Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa for hearing.

Nakayima argues that on the fateful day she went to Mulago Hospital to deliver, where after a cesarean, she was told that her baby boy measuring 3.5kg had lived for a short while and died.

However to date she has never been shown the body, which prompted her to petition the Civil Society Organisation-CEHURD in April this year, that says they tried to engage the Hospital Director for a response but in vain.

CEHURD’s Program Director Primah Kwagala contends that it is in the interest of justice and good conscience that Mulago National Referral Hospital accounts to Nakayima for the whereabouts of her baby dead or alive.


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