Negligence at Mulago!

I am stark raving mad. Unhappy. Sad. Felling very very very vengeful but do not have a particular person or people to throw my vengeance at so I will just throw it at the whole institution.

A friend, Lily, was expecting her second child within the last few days. When her contractions started she went to Mulago Hospital where she had registered to have the baby. Now Lily is not a pushy chick who knows what she wants and can stand in a crowd screaming her head off if she needed to get the attention. So when she got to the hospital, as many people know, Mulago is a general-happiness place and the best way to get the medical personnel’s attention is by giving them some paper which is highly valuable. Lily is there in pain and mbu there are not enough doctors so no one is really paying attention to her so she waits in pain.

After a while, she tells peeps I am in serious pain. Some medical students are assigned to her. On checking her, they realize that the baby is not in the right position to be born. But they tell her everything will be alright and she will deliver the baby normally. She begs them to take her to the theater and have a caesarean birth so that her baby can survive. Do they listen? No instead turn her into a medical experiment. And the baby also wants to get out into the world and so she makes her entrance by shoving her arm out. Even at this point the doctors are still moving like snails and yet it is an emergency but finally do take her to the theater. In the mean time, Lily is gently touching her baby’s hand which is responding and therefore comforts her that the baby is alive and alright.

After almost 10 hours of this drama, she inevitably blacks out. But just before she does, she hears one of the doctors say,

“Do you really thing the baby is going to survive all of this?”

And she didn’t.

Her baby died.

Not because she did something wrong during her pregnancy.

Not because she was careless by maybe having that red wine that was so tempting.

Not because it was an unwanted pregnancy and therefore she decided to terminate it.


It was because of those bloody f****** at those hospitals who couldn’t get off their bloody asses and do their jobs!

Why are they there?!  We  would rather have an empty hospital and know that we shouldn’t bother going there because there is no help to be gotten from there!


20 comments on “Negligence at Mulago!

  1. Nga ki talo!!!!!

    This is really sad, frustrating and all those other words used to express all the emotions boiling up in me!

    We either have to pray some people finally find their human sides, administration changes ( in attitude, care, prevention,e.t.c) and pray its never u or someone u know in such a situation.

  2. Kitalo nnyo…………….

    That is so sad to have carried the baby the full 9 yards only to fall short……….

    The docs feel self important and they forget why they are there……someone needs to sue their sorry asses maybe then they ll get to do wat they are trained and paid to do.

    Pray Lily pulls thru……

  3. My heart bleeds when I read such sad experiences. I can’t even begin to fathom Lily’s agony – no baby, gorged boobs, all the things she bought, people talking…
    I pray she has the right people around her and more importantly that God would bring His healing because losing a child in such a wasteful manner can surely make a mama run mad.

  4. Oh my goodness… this is heartbreaking.

    I HATE HATE HATE that hospital. I’ve lost three very close people due to negligence in that place.

    Man this is sad… I skimmed through hoping the baby made it. I hope your friend comes through this.


  5. oh my this is so sad……there is nothing sadder than this….it breaks my heart when things like this happen. I pray for comfort for your friend and all those that know her..

    Then you wonder why do medicine when you know that you can not make others people’s lives a proirty

  6. This makes me so angry. So so angry. How do such people live with themselves? With their ineptitude and stupidity? With killing the children and dreams of others?

    Pray for healing. Both for Lily’s body and her heart.

  7. Now I am scared shitless. So where does one go then, so body any body. If this is happening at the referral hospital and yet the well manicured hospitals have incompitent young docs where does a mother go?

  8. In general, public hospitals, especially those crowded like Mulago, are simply not what you want when having a child.
    Ever. It seems to be the same in many, many other places.

    I’d root for Entebbe hospital, with their fresh new maternity ward, being far better than Mulago. Far, far better.

    Also, a Google of “brith rape” should provide any further shock that should be needed. 😦

  9. @Chanel There is the option of giving birth at home. Also, you’re mostly safer with a midwife. The day the women of me country learn that, they’ll be happier.
    EVerybody, Google “home birth”.

    In many “developed countries”, this situation in Mulago is so common that the smart thing to do, for those who can afford it (for it is far more-expensive there) is to have the kids at home.

    (The troubling thing, of course, is that I know this stuff from my girlfriend. There is no rest for the wicked?)

  10. this post has made me cry!i HATE HATE MULAGO!!!!I have lost a good friend there because of negligence.

    2weeks ago my cousin gave birth. we took to her a very expensive hospital. she gave birth normally but she bled so much they had to take into theatre. but guess what? when they noticed she was overbleeding, in a blink of an eye, there were FOUR doctors on her side! in mulago you would have none. they paid alot of money but we all know we would have lost her had she been say, in Mulago.

    our neighbout at home is one of the good doctors in mulago but she tells you herself, “if you can afford it, do not go to deliver in Mulago. Do not!” she almost lost her own child in the very place where she works. imagine!!!

    May God heal Lily!

  11. i hope God hears her struggles within!
    and her support system comes through and has the patience to bear her fears and cries at night when it hurts the most!

  12. To me this sounds like a criminal matter. The hospital acted in a wrongful, negligent fashion that warrants criminal charges.

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