The Management of Entebbe General Hospital has removed the offensive signpost that has been circulating on social media. The signpost was announcing the partnership between Entebbe General Hospital and Rhino Funeral Services.
The signpost announced the services offered by the Funeral home such as counseling, funeral arrangements, transportation and handling of bodies. The hospital has since repainted the sign post. According to hospital staff, management repainted the signpost after the Health Ministry opened investigations into the matter.
Robert Mpanga, the Senior Administrator Entebbe General Hospital, denies they were in any partnership with the funeral home. “Those people put up that signpost without our permission and we have removed it,” he said.
Mpanga says Rhino Funeral Services approached them to run their private mortuary but they didn’t agree on anything as they were still scrutinizing their papers.
David Kawere, an official of Rhino Funeral Services said that they didn’t have a partnership with the hospital.
He however, failed to explain why they planted a signpost announcing the partnership next to the hospital. Gorreti Nakabuye, a resident of Entebbe, says it was not right to erect the signpost at the hospital.
Vivian Sserwanjja , the Public Relations Officer Ministry of Health has confirmed the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine is handling the matter.
With the signpost at the hospital premises, the public was disappointed that for a hospital that is supposed to provide services would enter such a partnership. Many presumed that the hospital intends to satisfy the success of the partnership instead of saving deaths.