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That’s Not Jinja Hospital: Health Ministry Dismisses Viral Photos



The Ministry of Health has come out to dismiss social media claims that Jinja Regional Referral Hospital is in dire state.

One social media user yesterday shared photos of a rundown health facility with no proper beddings and purported this was Jinja Hospital.

In the post which appeared to be politically motivated, the commentator blamed the ruling NRM Government for failing to improve the health sector.

The photos were subsequently share multiple times by other users on social media.

However, while speaking to ChimpReports, Dr Florence Tugumisirize the Director Jinja Hospital confirmed that the photos were a fabrication.

Dr Florence said this was the fifth time the same photos were being attributed to Jinja Hospital on social media.

“I don’t know why they keep doing this. Apart from the gate, that’s not Jinja Hospital. Even some journalists were with us last week and also members of parliament and they can attest,” she said.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwiine also stressed on Twitter that the photos were faked and called on the person behind them to “revisit your conscience.”


“This is not Jinja Regional Referral hospital. You took a very old picture of Jinja Hospital gate and added pictures (probably from the internet) to satisfy your interests. I challenge you to revisit your conscience or visit Jinja RRH and verify in case you shared out of ignorance,” she said.

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