JUST IN: H.E. The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Dr. Byanyima Rosemary Kusaba as Executive Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital.

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President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has appointed Dr. Rosmary Byanyima Kusaba the former Acting Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNRH) The Executive Director of this national referral hospital.

Mulago Hospital administrator, Mr David Nuwamanya confirmed the development on Saturday, April 20, saying Dr Byanyima’s appointment followed “the advice of the Health Service Commission.”

Dr. Kusaba was the deputy director of Mulago National Referral Hospital since 2022 before the handover of office by the embattled former Executive Director Dr. Baterena Byarugaba after being interdicted by Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine.

Dr.Byarugaba was arrested after investigations by the Health Monitoring Unit linked him to mismanagement of the national referral and causing financial loss of up to 28billion Shillings.

While handing over office, he said that his 11year leadership at the hospital has accorded the country among others oxygen plants, increased training of the human resource to become specialists and super specialists in addition to building staff quarters which had been a perennial problem at the facility.

In his remarks at the event which was attended by members of the board, Kenneth Akiiri, the Ministry of Health Under-Secretary urged Byanyima to focus on rebuilding the hospital brand which he said is recently riddled with corruption claims.

Apart from this, the official pledged to accord Baterana all the necessary support he needs to unearth truths about the allegations levied against him.

In a letter addressed to Byarugaba, PS Diana Atwiine asked him to hand over office to his deputy Dr. Rosemary Byanyiima.

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