KAMPALA – Mbale District Police Commander (DPC) SP Fred Ahimbisibwe has on Sunday, April 12, 2020 saved a life of an expectant mother as she rushed her to the hospital.
According to a police statement, Mr Ahimbisibwe received an emergency call from a one Namboozo at 3am for transport assistance after she experienced labor pains.
“SP Ahimbisibwe drove to her home, picked her and delivered her to Mbale Regional Hospital, where she gave birth to a baby boy,” reads an excerpt.
Ms Naboozo told Police that she noted the phone contact when the DPC appeared on one of Mbale’s local FM radios for a community policing exercise.
“We want to encourage the public to have these contacts, they can help in case of emergency like that of Namboozo,” police noted.
President Yoweri Museveni on Monday April 30, 2020 issued fresh measures that include a total ban on private cars and boda bodas, to help halt the COVID-19 spread.
With restricted movement allowed, and only outside the curfew time of 7pm to 6:30am, Resident District Commissioners (RDC) were assigned a key role in clearing those who have emergencies and need to move to seek help.
However, pregnant women who need antenatal care are unsure whether to attend a clinic while some expectant mothers have been reported to have delivered by the road side others have lost their lives due to minimal and uncertain availability of transport means to health facilities.