Kabale hospital Medic injured by police enforcing curfew

Medic injured by police enforcing curfew

An orthopedist attached to Kabale hospital ends up hospitalized due to injuries sustained from police trying to enforce the curfew guidelines.

Dr. Muhammad Byaruhanga, unfortunately, landed into the gaps of the RDC’s police guards on Sunday night at around 9:00 pm after a long day at work and despite his attempts to explain, he was awarded injuries that earned him a hospital bed.

While narrating the events that transpired, the doctor disclosed how a double cabin pickup under registration number UG 3314 C which was at the time driven by a police officer identified as Julius had incepted him along Bugongi road in Lower Bugongi ward, Northern division, Kabale municipality.

After these events, Byaruhanga’s efforts to report the case to police were futile especially since a police officer chased him at gunpoint claiming such issues were not in police jurisdiction to handle.

However, the Director Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, Sophie Namasopo did not disclose anything in regards to the matter when approached by media only saying she was in meeting with security and the issue at hand was on the agenda.

Another health worker who preferred anonymity while speaking to media said Byaruhanga is the fourth health worker on the list of those that have been tortured and due to this, they threatened to lay down tools if nothing is done.

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Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona denied knowledge of the happenings although he promised to get to the bottom of the matter now that he is in the know of the current situation.

As for the RDC, he was not aware of the involvement of his escorts in such unbecoming behavior that landed a health personnel in a hospital bed as he promises to follow up the case closely as well.

Last week, a similar event happened when a health worker in Busia district was beaten by police on her way home from duty which prompted medical personnel to lay down their tools. Hopefully, we won’t have a repeat of this in Kabale district.

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