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Babies transferred from Kawempe hospital after social media leaks

Leaked photos showed babies sleeping on plastic chairs in Kawempe hospital

Leaked photos showed babies sleeping on plastic chairs in Kawempe hospital

Some of the premature babies who had been admitted in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Kawempe national referral hospital have been transferred to the Mulago specialized maternal and neonatal hospital.

In a statement issued on Thursday, ministry of Health said they "acknowledge the overwhelming patient numbers" at Kawempe hospital. The statement comes after social media got awash with photographs showing newly-born babies sleeping on plastic chairs and some sharing a single bed.

According to the ministry, Kawempe hospital delivers an average of 80-100 babies daily and 2,500 babies monthly translating to approximately 30,000 babies per year. To address the congestion, the ministry says it is working towards expansion of the neonatal special care unit at Kawempe hospital, procuring additional equipment such as incubators among others.

Further, the ministry said it is working with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the neighbouring Local Governments to ensure that the health facilities are functionalized to full capacity to curb the high referral numbers 

Dr Lawrence Kazibwe the director of Kawempe hospital says that they have the capacity of admitting about 60 babies but the number of deliveries at the hospital is high at about 100 per day. This is not the first time conditions at Kawempe hospital have been put in the limelight. Three months ago, babies at the unit died due to a power outage. 

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-3 #11 rwigyema noah 2019-08-17 13:56
so its musevenis fault that a certain tribe in central uganda spawns off babies at the rate of a water frog??? if they want VVIP treatment for their offspring why dont they go to "better institutions" e.g lifelink, norvik, or case, or IHK?

were they sleeping instead of planning for their future offspring? or they had the kids by accident as is the norm in buganda? instead of doing family planning we have empty tins here lambasting H.E Sabalwanyi, as if its abnormal for a hospital in africa to be at overcapacity.. did he tell u to reproduce like frogs when he took over kampala in 86??

look at Nigeria, DRC, Kenya, Burundi, BOTH sudans, Rwanda, etc.. South Africa.. tell me Uganda is so badly off? problem is most ugandans use their hearts to reason isntead of their brains.. this isnt the Usa or the Uk, which are over a century ahead of africa as a continent.. rome wasnt built in a day, the adage goes.. if you cant see this, then fly your kawempe sidedish to london
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0 #12 Akao 2019-08-17 18:17
Rwigyema Noah, for your information, the family planning you are talking about fall back to the government to sensetize people about, which am sure they have recived massive donation for, but as usual it goes to unintended use.

As you know people pay tax in Uganda, it's again the work of the government to make sure that the hospital same and public health run in a funational capacity when tax payers need it, since the government claim these hospitals are made to provide health care to citizens. Just accept that your jaja M7 government has failed!
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0 #13 rubangakene 2019-08-17 20:54
These babies deserve better; you see we have a two- tier system in our country. The "stinking rich" and the "smelly poor", that's why.
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0 #14 Odongkara 2019-08-18 14:09
Quoting rwigyema noah:
so its musevenis fault that a certain tribe in central uganda spawns off babies at the rate of a water frog??? if they want VVIP treatment for their offspring why dont they go to "better institutions" e.g lifelink, norvik, or case, or IHK? were they sleeping instead of planning for their future offspring? or they had the kids by accident as is the norm in buganda?


Why tribalise this failure of government? Kampala is cosmopolitan other than belonging to solely for the Baganda as you seem to imply here.

And be informed that the banyankoles and the bahimas have left their home villages for Kampala doing all kinds of jobs from the president to lowest prostitute in town. Am I a liar?

Those babies have banyankoles and bahimas in their rank and file. You are just an idiot with an empty head! You go tribalistic you will face it rough, who knows your mother serviced a Lugbara years ago!!!!
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0 #15 Lakwena 2019-08-19 11:13
Quoting rwigyema noah:
so its musevenis fault that a certain tribe in central uganda spawns off babies at the rate of a water frog???

were they sleeping instead of planning for their future offspring? or they had the kids by accident as is the norm in buganda? instead of doing family planning we have empty tins here lambasting H.E Sabalwanyi, as if its abnormal for a hospital in africa to be at overcapacity.. did he tell u to reproduce like frogs when he took over kampala in 86??

this isnt the Usa or the Uk, which are over a century ahead of africa as a continent.. rome wasnt built in a day, the adage goes.. if you cant see this, then fly your kawempe sidedish to london


In other words Rwigyema, just like your bloody Master of violence, Sabalwanyi; you are a cold-bloody reptile beast without a heart.

No wonder, where you hail from, in 1994; your people butchered each other like in an Abattoir (slaughter house).
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0 #16 Lakwena 2019-08-19 11:30
Quoting Odongkara:
...
Why tribalise this failure of government? Kampala is cosmopolitan other than belonging to solely for the Baganda as you seem to imply here.

... Those babies have banyankoles and bahimas in their rank and file. You are just an idiot with an empty head! You go tribalistic you will face it rough, who knows your mother serviced a Lugbara years ago!!!!


But Odongkara remember, it was the Rwigyema of this country who massacred our people at Kona Kilak and Mr. M7 bragged over it.

It was the same Rwigyema of this country who barbecued 79 Itesot in a railway freight wagon at Mukura Railway Station.

It was the same Rwigyema of this country who locked up and suffocated UNLA POW in a Freight Container on Ishaka Kasese highway.

In other words, we are talking about a classic concealed war crime and crime against humanity.
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0 #17 Lakwena 2019-08-19 11:41
And remember, except Mr. M7's war propaganda as it was in Luweero; the Bar Lonyo Massacre couldn't have been the handiwork of Joseph Kony,, but those of the Rwigyema of this country.

In other words, because they are masters of violence and humans are simply biologic substances; for the Rwigyema of this country, killing or massacring human beings is a piece of cake.

That is why Rwigyema is not moved by the state of the vulnerability of these babies: They are simply biological substances like any other organisms.
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0 #18 rwigyema noah 2019-08-21 13:24
lakwena stop ranting about petty losses of lives, theres no country that got to where it is without blood being spilled.. whether the u.s or china.. blood buildd nations.. your people that died did so for the greater good.. as for odongkKra and his bu threats.. u cdnt scare a lame tortoise if your life depended on it.. so I cant take you seriously.. of course its tribal..

in uganda its been tribal from day one. until someonw solves the problem of buganda, we have to contend with this level of tribalism in Uganda.. n tribe has been fought as we have been fought.. but the african jew will always prevail no matter how many hutu matooke eaters are out there.. deal with it
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