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Uganda: Mityana Hospital Doctor On the Run After Patient's Death

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Mityana — A medic at Mityana General Hospital has gone into hiding after neglecting a patient which consequently led to her death.

Police have identified the deceased as Sylvia Nantongo, a 19-year-old resident of Mutetema Village, Kalangaalo Sub County in Mityana District.

Nantongo who delivered a baby six months ago had been rushed to the public facility after developing intestinal obstruction on Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect reportedly demanded Shs 350,000 from Nantongo's family in order to operate her.

"We tried to look for the money he [doctor] had demanded and managed to get only Shs200, 000. We pleaded with him to work on the patient as we look for the balance and he told us to negotiate

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