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Kyagulanyi Protests: Nine Die During Surgery at Mulago Hospital

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Speaking to journalists on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Baterana Byarugaba, the Executive Director Mulago National Referral Hospital said they received 77 causalities. He, however, said nine of the causalities died while undergoing surgery.
19 Nov 2020 17:29
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Nine of the people shot during protests following the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP party presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu on Wednesday died while undergoing surgery at Mulago National Referral Hospital. 

Speaking to journalists on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Baterana Byarugaba, the Executive Director Mulago National Referral Hospital said they received 77 causalities.

He explained that 48 out of the 68 patients got traumatic injuries, adding that 20 people who were teargassed are being worked and will be discharged. 

//“Cue in: The situation on…  

Cue out: …of fellow Ugandans.”//


Khalid Nyanzi, a merchandiser is one of the people who are nursing injuries at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

He told URN on his sickbed in the causality ward that he was on the third floor of Nana Shopping center on Nakivubo road with his peers when armed police officers showed up and pushed them out of the building.

According to Nyanzi, a police officer shot him in the armpits as he was moving out.

//“Cue in: Bazze, bayingidde, nebatugamba…


Cue out: …nerigukira eno emabega.”//

Simon Semujjuzi, a Boda boda rider who rushed Esther Nakyeyune to Mulago hospital told URN that Nakyeyune asked him to take her to her residence in Naguru.

He, however, says that on their way, Nakyeyune got shot in the knee and the waist around Dewinton road.

On Thursday, the Kampala Minister, Betty Amongi visited Mulago National Referral Hospital to assess the situation of the causalities and fatalities.

She said that as managers of the Kampala Metropolitan area they were facing a huge task to end the protests in the city.

Amongi however, said they are working with all the sectors to bring order in the city.

// “Cue in: Government cannot watch…



Cue out: …with livelihood,”//

Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaduchu, the Primary Health Care State Minister appreciated the work of health workers in different hospitals like Rubaga, Nambya and Mengo among others for saving the lives of the injured.

She later appealed to the relatives of the victim to mind about the standard operating procedures as they rush to the hospitals to check on their people.

// “Cue in: They responded timely…

Cue out: …of these Ugandans.”//  

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