The following letter to the editor from a public health specialist is an example; read on and weigh in with your own thoughts.
|A typical Ugandan hospital maternity ward.|
I write to condemn the behaviour of the medical personnel whose negligence led to the death of a teacher in Mbale last week. Medical personnel are bound by medical ethics and they are expected to respect those ethics. An emergency obstetric case brought to the referral hospital at 8am and left for 12 hours unattended to until she died is the highest degree of negligence. How shall we prevent such deaths in the future?
May the soul of the teacher rest in eternal peace!
Public Health Specialist