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Company Overview of International Hospital Kampala

Company Overview

International Hospital Kampala operates as a hospital. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. International Hospital Kampala operates as a subsidiary of International Medical Group, Inc.

Plot 4686 Kisugu - Namuwongo

Kampala,  

Uganda

Founded in 1996

Phone:

256 41 200 444

Fax:

256 41 345 768

Key Executives for International Hospital Kampala

International Hospital Kampala does not have any Key Executives recorded.

International Hospital Kampala Key Developments

1-Year-Old Girl Sues International Hospital Kampala over UGX 87 Million Bill

A one-year-old girl has sued International Hospital Kampala (IHK), accusing the Namuwongo facility of expensively mis-diagnosing her ailment. Using her friend John Wanyama Wangah, Elaina Nahabi filed her suit at the High court. In her plaint, Nahabi says she was born on October 21, 2014 and admitted to the IHK nursery as a premature baby. She says she developed breathing complications on October 26, 2014 and was transferred to the IHK intensive care unit, where she stayed until November 5, 2015. On November 12, 2014, Nahabi reportedly developed an extended belly which affected her breathing, and she was returned to the intensive care unit. Later, IHK medical staff diagnosed her problem as an infection common to babies, which diagnosis was immediately challenged by her mother. IHK medical staff refused to consider the opinion of the mother, who is also a doctor. They continued treating the ailment as a common infection in babies. Through Victoria Advocates and Legal Consultants, Nahabi says that on November 17, 2014, IHK staff ordered an abdominal x-ray to establish the cause of the extended belly which they had earlier insisted was caused by a common infection. But the x-ray was unable to establish the cause of her health problem. On November 21, 2014, Nahabi's mother recommended a therapeutic procedure, and, although the mother's advice was accepted and the procedure carried out at Kampala Imaging Center, it was too late. Perforation had occurred and the only option was surgery. Despite all those problems, Nahabi said that the hospital demanded UGX 87.6 million for medical services rendered to her. Nahabi disputes the figure. She says the hospital wants to exploit her parents. The plaintiff [Nahabi] avers that the claim of UGX 87,693,220 is not factual because it was riddled with exaggerated charges such as consultant fees of over UGX 150,000 per day [even on days when no consultation services were rendered] and UGX 1,000,000 per day for being in the intensive care unit. According to Nahabi, had it not been for the negligence of the hospital, she wouldn't have spent 45 days in the intensive care unit to accumulate such a huge bill. Nahabi wants court to order IHK to pay her general damages resulting from its negligence and the pain she suffered.

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