Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya is currently admitted at Mulago National Referral Hospital Ward 6B and as reported by his personal Lawyer Erias Lukwago, he is guarded by Prisons’ staff.
The MOH put in place a medical team that assessed him and relevant drugs were given to him but he declined to take them hoping security will eventually allow him to access his personal doctors.
One of the Doctors at Mulago Hospital has revealed that Segirinya puts up a show and this makes the work of the Doctors tough.
’’The convulsions should not worry the public as they are faked with the full consciousness of the patient,’’ the Doctor said.
Doctors in Mulago have said that a number of investigations done are normal only that if he continues to decline taking his medications, then his health is bound to deteriorate. They said that His skin doesn’t look so good but this should not be of concern arguing that if he takes his medicine the skin will heal.
Mulago officials said that his refusal to take the drugs has put the MOH Ministry and Mulago Hospital in a dilemma as it is a situation which worries them because of the public opinion. As a result, a committee of highly qualified Doctors from Ministry of Health (MOH) and Mulago Hospital has been formulated to carefully study this position and advise accordingly.
According to the NUP source, the strategy is about compelling the government to permit the patient to be flown out of Uganda to ease the noose currently around his neck.He has declined to eat hospital food, preferring food from his family, which also introduces a safety challenge given the possible multiple handling prior delivery to him.
Meanwhile, NUP leadership is currently facing resistance from Ssegirinya’s wife Twahira Akandida who would like the husband to resume medication as he is risking his life due to influence from NUP colleagues misadvising him.