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Mother Who Lost Three Children in Bus Accident Surviving on Handouts for Treatment

Due to lack of adequate treatment, Nansubuga left the hospital and returned to her home in Bundibugyo where she is currently being attended to by a local orthopedic and village nursing assistant Ronald Bwambale who owns a small drug shop.
Reverand Sarah Kakyo from Ruwenzori Diocese hands over money to Miriam Nansubuga and her Husband

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A mother who lost three children in last week’s bus accident in Fort Portal is surviving on handouts from sympathizers to treat injuries she sustained.

Miriam Nansubuga, a resident of Kikalijo Village in Ntoroto Sub County, Bundibugyo District lost her three daughters Gift Asiimwe 13, Divine Mubezi, 4 and Destiny Alinda 2 months in the accident that occurred at Sebitoli trading Centre in Busoro sub-county along Fort Portal-Kyenjojo Road. 

22 people aboard the bus that was heading to Kampala from Bundibugyo district died on the spot when the bus veered off the road and overturned several times.

Nansubuga who sustained a broken lower and upper limb says that while at the hospital, she was being given painkillers. She explains that when the hospital had run short of medicine they were only cleaning her wounds and giving her injections to reduce her pain.

Due to lack of adequate treatment, Nansubuga left the hospital and returned to her home in Bundibugyo where she is currently being attended to by a local orthopedic and village nursing assistant Ronald Bwambale who owns a small drug shop.

Nansubuga says she all her money was lost during the tragic accident and did not have money to buy drugs for treatment while at the hospital.

“When I was at the hospital I did not get any help, the medics would only come to check on us and give us pain killers only, most of the work including cleaning my wounds was done by my sister and husband,” Nansubuga says.

Nansubuga says she’s hesitant to return to the hospital because she will not be attended to. She also says that she lacks funds to access treatment in a private facility yet she remains in pain.

//Cue in: embera gyendimu sinungi…

Cue out: Mudwaliiro”//

Nansubuga’s husband Geoffrey Bitamulwe says that he is upset by the failure of a government facility to treat the wife. Bitamulwe says that he was forced to take the wife back home because she was being neglected by the medical workers.

Nansubuga also says that since the accident, she hasn’t received any assistance from Link Bus Company.

//Cue in: ekisinga okunuma bali…

Cue out: Tugende mu private”//

According to Bitamulwe, they have so far received One Million Shillings from well-wishers for Nansubuga’s treatment.

Dr. Alex Adaku the Director of Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital says that Nansubuga should return to the hospital for a review. He adds that a personal doctor will be assigned to attend to her and ensure that her life is saved.

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