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Medical Council to investigate Mukono doctorPublish Date: Oct 28, 2013
Medical Council to investigate Mukono doctor
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A female police detective leads Dr. Christopher Bingi attached to Mukono Health Center IV to court on Wednesday. Photo/ Henry Nsubuga
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By Patrick Jaramogi

The Uganda Dental and Medical Practitioners Council (UMDPC) has promised to reprimand Dr. Bingi, the doctor implicated in the death of one Nakamya Florence.

“We have received a formal complaint filed by the deceased’s husband Mpanga Stephen with support from the Center for Human Rights and Development (CEHURD). We shall investigate and if we find Dr. Bingi’s behavior wanting, he will have his licensed revoked,” Dr Katumba Ssentongo Gubale the UMDPC registrar said on Sunday

Nakamya a resident of Mukono succumbed to death on Saturday after she was allegedly neglected by the doctor.

Dr. Bingi was charged in Mukono court with manslaughter on Wednesday and remanded.

Moses Mulumba the lead counsel from CEHURD representing Mpanga said they had petitioned the council to protect other Ugandans from going through the same.

“If Dr. Bingi acted unethically or an professional the council should revoke his license to teach others a lesson much as the criminal case is on-going,” he said.

Dr. Katumba said the Ethics Committee chaired by Dr. Mungherera will sit immediately and find out if Dr. Bingi is worth investigating. “If they find out that there are grounds then they will write to him to defend himself before the council sits to determine his fate,” he said.

According to the standing rules and regulations, should the respondent be found guilty of unprofessional and unethical conduct, he would be warned, placed on probation, suspended from practice for a prescribed period or erased from the register.
 

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