Varsity Student Dies Giving Birth

Varsity Student Dies Giving Birth


Police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which a student of Kyambogo University allegedly died at St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya, Kampala, during labour.

Deborah Kyomugisha, a third year student of who was pursuing a bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS) passed away in the morning of Easter Sunday and is suspected to have been a victim of negligence.

Henry Kitakule, the minister for information at Kyambogo University, said that Kyomugisha had undergone an operation after failing to deliver her baby normally.

“The operation was successful with the baby born alive but it is alleged that it left Kyomugisha in critical condition. She was later admitted in the intensive care unit at the same hospital, where she died a few hours after admission,” Kitakule revealed.

He added that Kyomugisha’s condition had worsened on Easter Eve after she started bleeding severely both internally in the chest and also through the nose until medics pronounced her dead on Sunday morning.

According to family sources, Kyomugisha is to be buried today afternoon at her ancestral home in Rukungiri district as investigations into the matter continue.

However, medics at the hospital weren’t readily available for a comment about the matter by press time.