By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: The Executive Director for Mulago National Referral Hospital Dr. Byaruhanga Baterana has been arrested by the State House Anti-corruption unit (Health Monitoring)
According to reports, Dr. Baterana was picked up on Tuesday morning from the hospital premises and he is being questioned over poor management of the national referral hospital.
Yes, we invited him to explain to us a few things,” the Unit head, Dr. Warren Naamara confirmed without indulging in details.
At the beginning of last month, four people were arrested over an Shs20.5b fraud at Mulago Hospital.
This followed an audit report from the State House Health Monitoring Unit citing that the hospital was involved in the irregular recruitment of two firms that forged documents to enable them to win a tender to provide services at the hospital.
Although this may not be the reason for DR Baterana’s arrest, the State House Unit is on record to have conducted an audit into the hospital following orders from President Museveni.
According to the audit, there has been improper accounting of funds at the hospital, forgery of accounting details by service providers of the hospital and these have caused a heavy loss to the government financially.
The report also cited embezzlement and gross misuse of office by certain big wigs at the hospital.
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