‘Why judicial incompetence affects patients’ care, nursing systems’


James William Mugeni. File photo.

By James William Mugeni

I am just wondering how Uganda is practicing medicine with that Luwero-Bush war judicial system! A patient failing to get treatment is a crime, but there are no medical persons challenging the status quo.

  • If the law cannot defend people, the medicine should.

United States of America,  22, March 2021: Time is rife for a revolution in Uganda after poor governance in decades under National Resistance Movement (NRM) regime. It doesn’t have to be called by Kyagulanyi Robert aka Bobi Wine.

If the law cannot defend people then the medicine should. However, Uganda’s health systems have been weakened and its purse pocketed. Truly, the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed its system’s weaknesses further, albeit her leadership getting ‘commendation nationally and globally’.

With poor remuneration of many health workers who have been handling Covid-19 patients (cases) since last year, medical practitioners or professionals using the current sick country can spark off a revolution. The issue is that we are overwhelmed with cadre professionals – from the health to judicial sector.

Judiciary, like health in Uganda has in recent years and recently been embroiled in unprofessional actions, in which some ordinary citizens, including the elites think “our Courts must be impartial and healthy”.

I am just wondering how Uganda is practicing medicine with that Luwero-Bush war judicial system! A patient failing to get treatment is a crime, but there are no medical persons challenging the status quo.

Through the medical profession I found myself an advocate because medicine is law.

In the recent past, among things the strike would do was trying to improve patient’s care. Did it improve?

Why was there an industrial action during Dr. Ekwaro Obuku’s time? The (current) medical fraternity needs leadership. Because a manipulation of one system affects the all systems. 

Doctors confirm assault both in hospitals and in Courts of Law and we should ask ourself where is this patient and who can stop this if not a combination of systems.

Mugeni is a Medical Clinical Officer/Certified Public Manager. He represents Central Plains Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, UNAA Council .

Email: wmungadi@gmail.com

Phone: +1 515-346-5317


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