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IHK Speaks Out On Death Of TV Star, Nambazira

Independent medical facility, International Hospital Kampala (IHK) has released a statement defending its record following the death of former WBS TV star Nuliat Nambaziira that many put on carelessness at the facility.

Nambaziira, died early this month as a result of childbirth-related uncontrolled bleeding. She had undergone a cesarean birth a week earlier but later developed postnatal complications prompting a series of other surgeries.

“The hospital would like to state for the record that the highest professional standards were extended to Ms Nambaziira during the time she was admitted at IHK. she was discharged within three days as is the standard for   uncomplicated ceaserian birth,” the statement issued on Sunday reads in part.
IHK’s statement comes on the heels of a threat by the East African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) which according to reports is considering legal action against the medical facility for possible negligence that could have resulted in the death of Nambaziira.

Sheila Kawamara Mishambi, the executive director of EASSI says that Nambaziira’s case was mismanaged, and they intend to hold all involved parties liable for her death.

“We’re planning to sue whoever is responsible. If its the hospital, let the hospital be sued if people can be willing to tell us where the problem was. If they can be willing to testify in court, then we organise them. That is the protest. We’re planning if need be, to sue the governments that have failed to protect the lives of mothers because this is paramount. In case a mother dies, there’s someone responsible, let it not just be a recorded statement that a woman died.” Kawamara said.

Nambaziira was the communications and networking officer at EASSI at the time of her death.

IHK reveals that the former TV star was attended to by some of its best including; Gynaecologists, intensivists and a Urologist at the time of her readmission and that a report was submitted to the ministry of health regarding the incident.

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