Mulago National Referral Hospital is selling government mama kits to pregnant women.
A pack of mama kits contains 500 grams of cotton wool, baby soap, two razor blades, 2 polythene sheets, two gauze pieces, three surgical gloves, towel and an immunisation card.
They are supposed to be given out freely to pregnant women as a government service to citizens.
However, Uganda Radio Network reports that a one Madina Namugenyi, a mother from Kawempe who delivered at the hospital on Sunday, was forced to buy a mama kit at Shs10,000.
Another mother Saud Nabacwa who was referred to Mulago by Kawaala Health Center for delivery too never received a mama kit.
The hospital did not stop at that but also reportedly never gave her the full package.
“Even after buying the kit, items such as soap and towel were missing from the package I received,” Nabacwa told URN.
Another mother was only given cotton wool after experiencing heavy bleeding yet every week the maternity ward at Mulago receives 360 mama kits for over 600 mothers.
Simon Peter Seguya, the head of Mulago Hospital stores told URN that the hospital has limited human resource to track down the mama kits given to the mothers.
Enock Kusasira, the Mulago spokesperson denied the illegal sell of mama kits delivered by National Medical Stores.
This comes at a time Kampala Capital City Authority is under government investigation for selling yellow fever vaccines which too are supposed to be for free.
The authority is minting Shs100,000 per vaccine provided by government.