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Parent Seeks Ugx100m in Damages for Amputated Son

Nurses at Hoima hospital concluded that the boy had to undergo an amputation due to gangrene, a condition which occurs due to poor or a lack of blood supply to the artery. Tumusiime is still on treatment at Hoima hospital's surgical ward.
Hussein Tumusiime, a father to a boy recently amputated in Kibaale after a flawed Cannula Insertion is demanding Ugx 100Million in compensation.

Tumusiime's two year old son Swalik Tumusiime got amputated after a flawed cannula insertion at Miracle Drug shop in Nalweyo Sub County, Kibaale district on October 12.  He had been rushed to the clinic after a bout of Malaria.

It was reported earlier on that a nurse, Harriet Muhindo wrong pricked the veins during the cannula insertion resulting into the swelling and darkening of the boy's left hand. a subsequent visit to the drug shop yielded no result prompting a  referral to  Hoima hospital.

Nurses at Hoima hospital concluded that the boy had to undergo an amputation due to gangrene, a condition which occurs due to poor or a lack of blood supply to the artery. Tumusiime is still on treatment at Hoima hospital's surgical ward.

Following reports that the nurse, Muhindo and the drug shop proprietor Josephat Kiiza were released moments after their arrest, Tumusiime has now engaged his lawyers; Tumusiime, Irumba and Company Advocates and Solicitors to demand compensation.

He is demanding Ugx 100million to cover damages and legal fees from Josephat Kiiza, the drug shop proprietor.

In a letter of intention to sue dated November 14, 2014, the lawyers gave Kiiza ten days to honor the notice or he institutes legal proceedings against him.

In a telephone interview, Kiiza said he was yet to receive the notice. He however expressed willingness for an out of court settlement of the issue.

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