By Our Reporter
The State House Health Monitoring Unit has explained why it arrested the Mulago Hospital Executive Director, Dr. Baterana Byaruhanga.
Speaking shortly after the arrest yesterday 1st March, 2022, the State House Health Monitoring Unit Director, Warren Namara said they were prompted to arrest Baterana because he had stubbornly refused to answer to their summons.
According to Namara, the hospital has been under their radar for the last couple of months following various concerns on its management and the quality of services rendered to the population.
“We are querying mismanagement of resources, medicines and equipment at the hospital. As the head of the hospital, he is responsible and we invited him to help us with the ongoing investigations mid last month,” he said.
He says that they were forced to arrest the ED for failing to honour their summons. Dr. Byarugaba took over Mulago National Referral hospital over 10 following his appointment by president, Kaguta Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
His appointment followed investigations into corruption allegations and mismanagement by the Health Monitoring Unit that saw the transfer of the then Executive Director, Dr. Edward Ddumba.
Dr. Byarugaba came in with promises of improving services at Mulago National Referral Hospital and fighting corruption that had bedeviled the institution.