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Accident victim claims neglect at Nsambya Hospital

By Jimmy Siya

Oluka Joseph 57 an employee of Terrain Services Ltd narrowly survived death on Friday October18 after he was hit by an over speeding Boda-boda motorcycle along Entebbe road near Mildmay Uganda which left his right leg broken.

He was rushed to St. Raphael of St. Francis Hospital Nsambya by a police patrol car where he was received and admitted at around 6:30 pm on Friday in room 14 at the private wing on Adm. Number 1000877831.


But by October 20, he had not received any clear treatment except the painkillers and the Plaster of Paris (POP) to reduce on the pains.

Robert Kamulegeya, the orthopedic Officer Nsambya Hospital instead asked for Shs 2.4 million from the patient for purchasing the orthopedic implants for the surgery forgetting that he had medical insurance with Sanlam medical Insurance service.

“The hospital does not provide these implants so the insurance company had to commit its self in writing for the purchase and this is what led to the delay of Joseph Oluka’s operation for the broken leg,” explained Kamulegeya when contacted to explain the delay.

On October 20, the Oluka asked for a discharge claiming that he had been neglected and hence wanted better services.

He was finally discharged and was transferred to Case clinic but after incurring a bill of 396,000 for what he described as pain killers, accommodation and the POP for the 2 days but without any assistance for his problem.

 

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