The anguish of a mother and her family after they were handed a dead and “mutilated” new born baby has seen the State House Health Monitoring Unit swing into action.
Ms. Barbara Akankwasa, a resident of Mulimira zone, Bukoto, Kampala, gave birth normally at Naguru General Hospital but her joy of having a child was dashed when doctors brought her a dead baby instead.
State House said in a brief statement sent to ChimpReports on Thursday that its Health Monitoring Unit is investigating the incident that has since shocked the nation.
The corpse had a stitch all around the neck, prompting suspicion by the mother that her child could have been mutilated and body organs extracted for unknown reasons.
Organ trade is the trade of human organs, tissues, or other body products, usually for transplantation.
There is a global need or demand for healthy body parts for transplantation, far exceeding the numbers available.
On getting a tip about the bizarre case, the State House Unit director, Dr. Jackson Ojera, swung into action to establish the facts of the matter.
He promised “all will be done to get to the bottom of the matter and called for calm.”
He also extended deep sympathies to the family.
Additional to investigating the above case, Dr. Ojera said the unit was looking into other complaints received from the public on the services offered at the modern hospital which was opened in 2012.
The State House Health Monitoring Unit was established to carry out specialized monitoring of health services in the country to ensure professionalism and patient satisfaction.