Previously healthy Ugandan security guard dies in Qatar while on duty
Date Reported: 18 Aug 2021
CompaniesCompass Group - Employer
Total individuals affected: 1Migrant & immigrant workers: (1 - Uganda, Security companies)
IssuesDeaths, Health: General (including workplace health & safety)
Response sought: Yes, by Resource Centre
Story containing response: (Find out more)
Action taken: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Compass Group to respond. The company said that it has provided full financial and emotional support to his family.
Source type: News outlet
Philip Kule, a Ugandan security guard who has been working in Doha [for Compass Catering], Qatar died while on duty early this month...Kule travelled to Qatar on June 9th this year and started employment on June 24 as a security guard.He reportedly collapsed while on duty and was immediately rushed to the hospital by the medical team but later died on August 5. According to a statement issued the Premier recruitment agency which deployed him, Kule succumbed to acute heart failure which was confirmed by Dr Muhammed HAL-Thani from Public Health Department in his autopsy report. Speaking to the media at their offices in Kampala on Wednesday, Ms Neelam Badoni, the General Manager Premier Recruitment agency...insists that the deceased was in good health when he travelled because one of the requirements set by the government for labour export companies is conducting of thorough medical checks before sending deploying a person to work abroad. “Candidates have to go through several medical tests in order to allowed to proceed with the deployment process. Medical condition must be fulfilled before they start paper work,” she said.