Non medical staff and doctors at Mulago National Referral hospital are in panic after the newly appointed acting Executive Director Dr. Rosemary Byanyima deployed operatives to spy and report corruption practices in the hospital.
Sources at Mulago hospital revealed to theGrapevine that the new operatives are working with SFC detectives that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni deployed in the hospital and are being supervised by Dr. Warren Namara the Director of the State House Health Monitoring Unit.
The doctors and staff fear is understandable because the same SFC detectives spied on Dr. Baterana Byarugaba the interdicted Executive Director of the hospital.
Last week, Byanyima stormed the Radiology department after being briefed that doctors and other staff were asking for money from patients to be attended to.
“People were complaining that they were being asked for money to take Ultra-Sound scan, CT Scan and X-Ray scan and one of the spies briefed Byanyima,” one of the top officers at Mulago hospital intimated to this website.
He added that when Byanyima reached the X-Ray department on level 2, she asked the doctors on duty to show her the number of patients they had worked on that particular day.
The source divulged that doctors gave Byanyima a list of ten patients. This shocked her because the number was too small.
After reading the list, she moved straight to the X-Ray machine to establish the correct number based on her knowledge on Radiography.
Sources disclosed that Byanyima established from the machine that over 200 patients were worked on and the money collected was pocketed by doctors and other hospital staff.
According to the source, each patient paid between Shs25000 to Shs30,000.
When Dr. Byanyima got this information, she directed the doctors on duty to write to her explaining what caused that before further recommendations to higher authorities.
Doctors at the CT Scan are now complaining that Byanyima blocked all channels they were using to get money during Byarugaba’s tenure.
However, it was not an easy road for Byanyima as one of the doctors confronted her and told her off.
He told his boss that instead of spying on them, let her allow them to do their work and start working on patients.
Byanyima was not reached for a comment since she was not picking her known phone numbers.
By Sengooba Alirabaki
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