A hospital in Uganda has come under sharp criticism after claims emerged that it wheeled a sick patient to the Bank to withdraw money before he could get treatment.
The Hospital that is in Uganda is accused of taking a patient in an ambulance to Equity Bank’s Church House Branch to withdraw money after the bank allegedly refused to release money without the patient.
Photos doing rounds on social media show the man on oxygen being catered for at the bank.
Next to the man is a doctor, a nurse and a woman carrying a baby (presumably family)
A section of online users claimed it was a leading hospital in Uganda called Nakasero further condemning the act, terming it inhuman.
“When thirst for money comes before love for humanity. A patient was wheeled into the bank to withdraw funds to allegedly pay for hospital bills. Really????? And is there another way a bank can have that clearance without subjecting their clients to such inhumane experience,” wrote @Sudhirntv.
The hospital has however refuted the claims saying that the patient was not from their facility.
“We have noted a malicious post on one of the social media platforms purporting that Nakasero Hospital transported a patient to a bank to access funds prior to medical treatment. We would like to categorically state that this is not true; this patient was not from our facility,”
“As a leading healthcare provider in the region, Nakasero Hospital always puts patient care above all else. We expect the person responsible for this post to withdraw it immediately,” said the hospital in a statement.