Doctors Strike at Kabale Main Hospital Over Security Concerns

President of World football governing body Sepp Blatter has endured another public harassment after he was forced to halt a news conference when UK comedian known as ‘Lee Nelson’ (real name: Simon Brodkin) threw a pile of fake banknotes at him.


FIFA had organized the press conference after Blatter met with the FIFA executive committee as federation plans to vote in their new leader in early next year.

Fifa has been in crisis since seven of its officials were arrested in Zurich during a Fifa congress meeting. They were arrested over allegations of corruption and are still under investigation.
Business at Kabale Regional Referral hospital came to a halt when over 100 health workers on Monday morning laid down their tools citing security concerns.

The workers move followed repeated attacks a group of people suspected to be from Butobere Ward in Kabale Municipality.

Earlier on Saturday this group stormed the hospital facility to lynch midwife, medications Emily Arinda, who they accuse of neglecting an expectant mother.

Florence Twijukye, a Senior Secretary at National Teachers College Kabale died together with her child on Tuesday last week while giving birth at the Hospital.  Her death was attributed to alleged negligence of the health workers headed by the midwife  Emily.

Our reporter visited the facility and found all the hospital’s departments nonfunctional.


Hundreds of Patients who had flocked the facility were seen loitering and stranded in the compound while others opted to leave the facility for private clinics in Kabale Town.

Dr Patrick Tusiime the Kabale District Health Officer told us he was set to hold a meeting with the striking health workers so resolve their concerns.

He added that the concerns being raised by the health workers are being handled by Police and promised to normalcy would be restored in a short while.



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