By Stephen Otage
Kawempe Women’s referral hospital management says it is stuck with two babies who were abandoned by two teenage mothers who delivered them prematurely and took them to the nurseries for further management.
In an interview with KFM, Dr Nekemiah Katusiime the executive director Kawempe Women’s hospital says every week, they get a baby abandoned at the hospital.
Dr Nekemiah says they are yet to conduct the study to establish if the trend is related to the reported increasing number of teenage pregnancies attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last Wednesday, a Tororo Woman Member of Parliament, lifted the veil in Parliament of male legislators who allegedly sire children outside wedlock and abandon them, causing heated debate in the house, prompting the deputy speaker to call for a name and shame campaign.