Teen mother dies after failing to give doctor Shs150k bribe
Sylvia Nantongo, a 19-year-old resident of Mutetema Village, Kalangaalo Sub County in Mityana District, has died after failing to give a doctor Shs150,000 bribe.
The medic at Mityana General Hospital is currently in hiding while faces neglect charges and attempted bribery.
Daily Monitor reports that Nantongo, who delivered a baby six months ago had been rushed to the public facility after developing intestinal obstruction on Tuesday afternoon.
Nantongo’s mother, Joyce Nantale, told Monitor the doctor demanded Shs350,000 from Nantongo’s family in order to operate her.
The family managed to get only Shs200, 000 and pleaded with him to work on the patient as they look for the balance.
Nantongo was taken to the theatre and abandoned at the entrance. By the time the family paid all the money, she had died.
The deceased was buried at her ancestral home at Mutetema Village on Wednesday.