By our reporter
A 42 years old man in Kabarole district is struggling to access surgery after living with hanging intestines for a year.
According to Happy Edison a resident of Karago town council, he got stomach complications and pains in February 2018 which led to operation at Buhinga hospital in Fort Portal then his intestines were left outside.
Happy narrates that after operation; he spent some months in the hospital and was later discharged but was asked to come back to the hospital after six months so that his intestines could be put back inside the body.
He explains that when he came back at the facility, he was told that the surgeon was not around thus he should come another time.
He says he kept going back to the hospital, receiving the same story for a full year until he got tired.
Happy says when things worsened, he asked to at least stay at the hospital until the doctor comes back since the intestines were starting to rot from outside but he was told that Buhinga is not a lodge.
Happy however explains that he has incurred too much expenses coming and going back to the hospital without being worked upon.
He has children who have stopped going to school, and even relatives who have been helping him have got tired.
He is asking for help from the government, political leaders and entire public so that he can get operated.
Florence Tugumisirize the hospital director Buhinga disclosed that Happy who is suffering from corrosion disease has failed to make it for appointments on three occasions.
She explains that as per now Happy cannot be operated until Dr. Kirimba who operated him returns back from the study leave.
Earlier this month,a 20 year old woman lost her child after failing to pay a bribe of 100,000shs to the medics for C-section at the same hospital.
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