A nurse in Butaleja has reportedly died in a traditional shrine while seeking for medical care.

Silvia Hasahya, a nurse attached to Busolwe hospital in Butaleja district and a resident of Bugangu village in Busabi sub county, died on Sunday at a shrine where she had been admitted for two days.

According to Rachel Namanja, the deceased’s sister, her sibling had been struggling with an unknown illness for the last one week.

She said that when her sister started to feel unwell, she was admitted at Butaleja Hospital but when her condition worsened, she was referred to Mount Elgon Hospital in Mbale but opted to have administer the medication from home where their mother advised them to seek  the help of a traditional healer.

The area district Councilor Wyclif Mutono wonders how a nurse would end up in a shrine before criticizing President Museveni for not pronouncing a closure on the shrines which many people in the district opt for but end up dying. Hon. Mutono speaking…….


Bukedi South Police Spokesperson, Moses Mugwe said that the police is still investigating the circumstances of Hasashya’s death. END


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