By writer to www.monitor.co.ug
Ms Margaret Ayoo, a widow and cleaner in a Kampala faculty, has been given three months to lift $40,000 (Shs142m) to save lots of her daughter with kidney failure.
“I don’t know what to do, I don’t know what to say. I’ve used all my energy from the time she [daughter Aciro Catherine] has been falling sick on and off, proper from secondary faculty,” Ms Ayoo informed this reporter yesterday.
Ms Ayoo stated Aciro, a college scholar, is presently present process dialysis at Nsambya hospital as she awaits kidney transplant.
She stated Aciro wants at the very least Shs2 million per week for the 4 periods of dialysis.
Aciro just isn’t the one individual in want of kidney transplant, which is basically unaffordable to many Ugandans.
Dr Robert Kalyesubula, a kidney specialist at Mulago Hospital, stated they’ve greater than 300 sufferers on dialysis and that almost all of them can not afford it.
He stated round 30 individuals go for kidney transplant overseas annually however that these in want are greater than 500.
Dr Simon Peter Eyoku, the top of kidney illness unit at Mulago, revealed to this reporter on Monday that the federal government has established a world-class facility and skilled 14 Ugandan consultants in India to begin kidney transplant at Mulago. He stated this shall be vital in saving Ugandans who want the service however can’t go overseas for transplant.
Dr Rosemary Byanyima, the deputy director of Mulago Hospital and Ministry of Well being commissioner for scientific providers, Dr Jackson Amone, confirmed the event.
“As Mulago hospital, we’re prepared to begin doing kidney transplant. The constructing is [already] there, the tools is there, and we will begin quickly,” Dr Byanyima informed this reporter.
She declined to disclose the date when it will begin or amount of cash spent to ascertain the buildings.
Sources inside the ministry revealed to this reporter that the federal government spent about Shs10 billion on the power at Mulago and that transplant will seemingly begin by finish of this yr or early subsequent yr.
“The transplant within the nation will price about Shs50 million however the authorities could revise and convey it down, however individuals will nonetheless should pay one thing. It will work effectively when there’s nationwide medical health insurance scheme as a result of many individuals should still fail to entry care,” one of many sources stated.
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