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Expectant Mother Dies At Gulu Regional Referral Hospital


An expectant mother identified as Lapolo Sarah, aged 18, died early morning on Tuesday from Gulu regional referral hospital as there was no medic to attend to her.

Lapolo who was six months pregnant died at around 6am from the maternity ward.

According to reports, the deceased was admitted to the facility on Monday morning with malaria and cough but her condition worsened in the wee hours of the morning and there was no medic on duty to attend to her.

Winne Atimango, who was care taking her, told Mega FM that when Lapolo’s condition worsen, the night duty nurse had already left and she tried calling other nurses on phone to come to her rescue but none picked the calls.

According to Atimango, nurses who reported to duty at around 8:30 am, found Lapolo had already passed on and the fetus was later removed when it was already dead.

Gulu regional referral hospital principal administrator David Tibemanya confirmed receiving the case saying they are going to investigate the incident.

In 2013, a nurse at Gulu regional hospital identified as Simprosa Auma-Onono was charged with manslaughter in the form of alleged negligence of duty that led to the death of a new-born baby and her mother.

In 2007, Gulu District Council instituted investigations into the hospital’s operations following claims that several people have died at Gulu Regional Hospital due to the negligence of the medical staff.

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