Three patient attendants arrested over public nuisance in Adjumani Hospital

The road leading to Adjumani hospital. There has been an improvement in cleanliness. Photo by Martin Okudi

ADJUMANI, UGANDA: The health inspector of Adjumani hospital Mr. Drichi Wilson on Wednesday arrested three people over bad conduct in the hospital premises, the Daily Express reports.

The three who include Ipema Luke, Aluma Richard, and Eriga Simon were found drunk and smoking cigarettes in the hospital premises.

According to Mr. Drichi, that they have set rules in the hospital for not drinking and smoking in the hospital and anyone who has come to take care of the sick in the hospital should bear in mind that he or she is acting as the doctor or nurses because they do what the nurses are supposed to do and the three have bridged the duty of care.

Mr. Drichi also sent a serious warning to all those including the health workers who are doing such act in other health facilities will be dealt with accordingly and taken to court for disciplinary actions. 

He said by public health law for both health workers and patient attendants bear a duty of care where they must give quality care to the patients. “The penalty is even worse for the health workers, cleaners and attendants when found drunk or drinking in the duty station is negligence and bridge of duty of care which will be taken to court”.

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The three arrested were charged at the central police station in Adjumani on case file reference number 35/27/10/2021.

According to the Assistant superintendent of police Habumuremyi Aroise, Adjumani central police station said the three will be charged with public nuisance which distorts others in the compound. 

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