PQ was born at Kagando Hospital in February 20XX. Though the delivery went well, his mother then began to bleed profusely. No blood was available at the hospital. And new regulations introduced because of AIDS required that all donated blood be screened before use, meaning individuals on site could no longer donate blood for emergency use. But the whole Fort Portal area had run out of blood: so the mother died.
A day or two later, his father, relatives and neighbours came to collect PQ. At the time, “Dr Chris” (Harris) was working at the hospital. One of the relatives took him aside and told him that the family was very poor with no affordable means of feeding the baby, so PQ’s father intended to drop him down a pit latrine. Dr Chris therefore refused to release PQ to the family and subsequently brought him to NOTDEC.