TORORO D/RDC ORDERS INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH OF TWO BABIES AT TORORO HOSPITAL

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The Tororo Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC) has ordered an investigation after two babies painfully died under unclear circumstances in the Neonatal Unit at Tororo General Referral Hospital

Albert Amula, who Wednesday morning led a team of district leaders to the government hospital, was shocked to learn that the day-time death occurred as medical workers neglected duty.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the babies suffocated to death in the eyes of their parents with no health worker on duty.

Hospital insiders claim absence of an officer from duty forced the babies to stay on oxygen for the whole day after the nurse who worked the night shift left thinking that her colleague would immediately take over.

One of the parents who preferred anonymity told the press that she helplessly witnessed her baby boy die as she lacked knowledge on removing him from the incubator.

A whistleblower accused hospital staff of abandoning the health facility during the festive season.

Tororo Hospital medical superintendent Dr Thomas Ochar apologized for the double demise as he pledged an audit into the fatalities.

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