Authorities at Kabale Regional referral hospital in Southwestern Uganda, Kabale District have denied allegations that went viral on different social media platforms saying that an intern female doctor attached to them was attacked, robbed, and raped while on her way to the facility.
In a letter to the Federation for Uganda Medical Interns (FUMI), a group of 20 doctors, 16 nurses, and 4 pharmacists detailed the horrifying experiences they faced during their first month of internship.
These include a male intern being attacked and robbed in his rental unit, as well as two female interns whose padlocks were broken but managed to avert robbery through screams for help.
In addition to the physical and sexual assaults, the interns expressed concern over the lack of security and accommodation facilities provided to them. Now speaking to our reporter, Dr Oscar Malvin Gumisiriza the Former Treasurer General for Federation for Uganda Medical Interns clarified the media reports saying that the incident that the media reported about had happened way back in 2018.
The head of Interns Dr Osinde Ochieng also revealed that he has not yet received any case of rape from his fellows apart from cases of robberies.
The Kabale Regional Referral Hospital administrator Dr. Nelson Obote said that whoever circulated this false information had an intention of tarnishing the name of the facility.