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Four months old baby is injured by a chimpazee in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A four month-old baby boy is admitted at Kitara Medical center in Masindi district after being attacked and critically injured by a Chimpanzee. The child was attacked and critically injured on Wednesday afternoon in Marramu village in Budongo sub county. It is reported that the …

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Roswell Hospital Case: Four-month old baby reunited with mother

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A four-month-old baby who was allegedly detained by Roswell Women and Children Hospital for failure to pay medical bills has been reunited with the parents. Bridgers Alinda Mugenyi and Saloome Aturinde sued Roswell Women and Children Hospital Limited last month for retaining their newborn baby. …

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When hospitals become prisons

Debate rages over case of newborn baby detained for 4-months Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A case of a health facility detaining a patient for failure to pay a medical bill is once again in the news and the courts. This time, it is a couple suing a high end …

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GAL yet to complete DNA tests in Roswell Hospital case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) is yet to complete DNA tests to establish the paternity of a four-month-old baby, who was allegedly detained by Roswell Women and Children’s Hospital due to unpaid medical bills, as revealed during a High Court hearing on Tuesday. Results …

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Court orders Rosewell Hospital to produce retained new born

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Civil Division has ordered Rosewell Women and Children Hospital to bring to court a four-month-old baby who was retained over unpaid bills. Last month Bridgers Alinda Mugenyi and Saloome Aturinde dragged Rosewell Women and Children Hospital Limited to court for retaining …

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Baby dies after circumcision: medics flee

Palisa, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT l Two staff at Palisa general government hospital are on the run over the death of 4 months old boy who passed on short after undergoing circumcision. According to Emily Alaso, the North Bukedi police regional public relation officer, the baby died due to convulsions. A …

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ARUA: Woman in custody for dumping baby in a pit latrine

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Arua district have in their custody a 22- year old woman who gave birth to a baby boy and allegedly dumped it in the neighbor’s pit latrine. The suspect identified as Janet Drateru is a resident of Yivu-East village, Tilevu Parish, Vurra Sub …

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Woman arrested for stealing baby from Mityana hospital

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 40-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a newly born child from Mityana hospital. It is alleged that on Tuesday, Prossy Nakalanzi stole the baby boy, four hours after delivery. Rachael Kawala, the Wamala Regional Police Spokesperson says that after they were informed …

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