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Luwero Hospital Takes Action Against Extortion: Internships Terminated, Investigations Initiated

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  • Luwero Hospital has ended the internship of two medical students and initiated an investigation into a health worker for alleged extortion.
  • Bruno Oyik, the hospital’s medical superintendent, acknowledged the issues and disclosed measures to address them, including expelling interns who breached guidelines and initiating disciplinary actions against the implicated health worker.

Luwero Hospital has ended the internship of two medical students and initiated an investigation into a health worker for alleged extortion. At a recent community engagement, local leaders and residents highlighted improvements in health services but raised concerns about extortion, sanitation, and overcrowding. Complaints included midwives and doctors soliciting money for services, leading to potential reluctance from patients to utilize the hospital. Dr. Bruno Oyik, the hospital’s medical superintendent, acknowledged the issues and disclosed measures to address them, including expelling interns who breached guidelines and initiating disciplinary actions against the implicated health worker. Additionally, a directive issued by the Luwero district prohibits medical students from treating patients unsupervised due to reports of extortion and misuse of authority. Residents are encouraged to report any misconduct to the district health officer for immediate action.

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