By; Ben Musanje
Women activists under different Civil Society Organizations want government to audit private hospitals as one of the strategies to end the unnecessary deaths of mothers and newborns during pregnancy, childbirth and during postnatal.
This comes after several women across the country continue to die from preventable complications such as severe bleeding, high and low blood pressure, infections, obstructed labor and abortion among others.
The Executive Director for the East African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI), Sheila Kawamara Mishambi says institutions that are deliberately neglecting mothers by failing to provide them with necessary services to survive pregnancy and childbirth have got to be brought to book.
This was during a joint press release at Muyenga in Kampala.
She further threatens that they are to sue IHK for their alleged negligence that caused the death of former WBS TV journalist Nuliat Nambaziira’s who also worked as the Programme Officer in charge of Communications and Networking at EAASI.