How free blood is sold to patients at Mbale Hospital

Dr Emmanuel Tugainayo, the director of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, grills an intern doctor who was accused of selling blood to a patient at the hospital’s Acute Children’s Emergency Ward last week. PPHOTO/YAHUDU KITUNZI

What you need to know:

  • It’s alleged that health workers connive with some laboratory officials to sell blood.

A section of health workers at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital in Mbale City are selling a unit of blood to patients for between Shs20,000 and Shs40,000, a Daily Monitor investigation has revealed.

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