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.
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.
journalists on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Baterana Byarugaba, the Executive
Director Mulago National Referral Hospital said they received 77 causalities.
that 48 out of the 68 patients got traumatic injuries, adding that 20 people who
were teargassed are being worked and will be discharged.
The situation on…
Cue out: …of fellow Ugandans.”//
a merchandiser is one of the people who are nursing injuries at Mulago National
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.
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.
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.