Joseph Aluma, a 36 – year – old man is stranded at Masindi hospital after he failed to raise sh 22.5 million for hip replacement.
He says that he got an accident in January 2014 in South Sudan after he was knocked by a vehicle while on bodaboda.
Aluma explains that all the two legs got a dislocation, got a fracture at the back and the head got injured.
Aluma who was a local chicken seller in Juba says that after the accident happened, he spent six months at Mulaga National hospital, adding that after this period, he was told that his hip got a serious damage and required she 22.5 million for replacement.
“I couldn’t raise this money since I had sold everything for the six months I spent at Mulaga. I decided to come back home but when I was at home I developed a big wound at my hip which compelled me to come Masindi hospital for treatment,” said Aluma.
He notes that he has spent three months at Masindi hospital nursing the wound but all in vain.
For the last three months I have been here, they take me to the theater to dress the wound. The Doctors from here told me that they have no capacity to replace the hip. I was told that it’s only Mulaga which can handle it. As I am talking even my wife left me,” he said.
He called upon humantarian organizations and good hearted people to help him get treatment such that he can also come back to normal life.
“Currently I am only helped by good Samaritans to survive and they are the ones who are supporting me in the hospital. I can’t raise the required money,” Aluma added.
Aluma added that is a born of Arua and by the time he was taken to Masindi hospital, he was staying with his in-law in Kirasa cell Central division Masindi municipality.
When contacted Simon Baguma the hospital administrator said tha they can’t do much.
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