Paramount Hospital has still refused to hand over the dead body of a covid patient to the family members over UGX 31 million uncleared medial bill.
Family members have given the private hospital in Kampala until tomorrow to release the body of their loved one or risk litigation. Through their lawyers, Mr Tamale Tofa and Ms Regina Namata accuse Paramount Hospital on Makerere Hill Road, Kampala, of negligent acts that aggravated the deceased’s condition, leading to her death last week.
The hospital allegedly detained the body over a Shs31 million bill. In a July 1 letter, addressed to the hospital management, Mr Joseph Luzige, one of the family’s lawyers, said they had been notified that the corpse had vanished from the morgue.
However, Dr Simon Begumisa, a hospital official, dismissed the accusations.
“You might consult our hospital administrator over the same as I am upcountry, but I know it is a false accusation,” he said yesterday.
Ever since the outbreak of covid in the country, medical services costs spiked so high with a covid patient being charged an average of 1.5 million perday.