17 August 2016

P7 pupil fighting for life after getting an abortion

By Dan Wandera

LUWEERO: A Primary Seven pupil has been left fighting for her life at Kasana Health Centre IV in Luweero District, after undergoing an abortion. The pupil was reportedly aided by her school head teacher, now under police custody in Luweero.

The 16-year-old girl, according to doctors at the health centre, is being monitored and treated for post abortion sepsis. She will have to undergo a scan to ascertain the cause of pain since the method and clinic where the abortion was done has not been disclosed.

“It is unfortunate that an underage girl procures an abortion under unclear circumstances which is very dangerous. We are treating the [girl for] post abortion sepsis because she was complaining of abdominal pain. We have not done the scan because our power is temporarily off. What we are managing is the after effects of the abortion process,” Dr Sinani Mabuya the Assistant in Charge at Luweero Health Centre IV told the Daily Monitor on Wednesday.

Savana Region Police Commander Caesar Tusingwire confirmed the arrest of a school head teacher, Joseph Ssekito of St Joseph Bukomba Primary School in Luweero Sub County. “We have the headteacher in our custody with our team,” Mr Tusingwire said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. He also said another teacher reportedly responsible for the pregnancy and abortion plans is said to be on the run.

Mr James Ssebaale, a concerned resident of Bukomba village claimed that the primary seven pupil was in the boarding section like all the other P7 pupils but the head teacher was directly in charge of the girl’s welfare.n



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