By Mable Nakibuuka
ExposedUganda.com revealed a few days ago how former Makindye West Member of Parliament (MP) Hussein Kyanjo had been rushed to Grade B Hospital in Entebbe, after testing positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
However, after being subjected to specialised health care, MP Kyanjo has since responded to medication and family sources reveal that his health condition has improved.
Indeed Kyanjo’s health condition has improved so much that he was able to share his experience with the fight against COVID-19, and in his chilling tale which he shared on social media, the legislator says; “What I observed when I was told I was Covid-19 positive
On the 6th Oct. 2020 I posted a short message of appreciation to the Health workers at Entebbe Ref. Hospital. I did not want to mix that message with my other observations. Today I want to share with you the observations.
On the 25th. Oct. 2020 my cancer condition escalated and l was admitted at IHK Namuwongo. I found a new hospital policy requiring all admitted patients to test for covid. My results returned the following day indicating I was positive and l had to be taken either to Mulago or Entebbe. I asked why I could not be handled at IHK and I was told IHK was not accredited to deal with COVID cases and I wondered why but any how I complied. I was then transferred to Entebbe that evening around 9 PM.
Before we started our journey, I inquired about the fate of my wife who was taking care of me at the hospital. The response was swift. Let her go home, no test and no quarantine. That was also quite strange.
I made another proposal that I should be left to go home and let my wife handle the situation but l was told, that was not one of the options available for me.
When we arrived at Entebbe, l was handed over to a team which took me through the preliminary procedures then they showed me a bed in a big dormitory where l stayed till morning. After breakfast l was again transferred to a VIP room in a separate building. I asked why and the doctors told me that this is where patients who have other complications (like my cancer) are kept and monitored.
I then informed the doctors about the story of my wife and added that l had left 15 persons at my home including young grandchildren but they didn’t seem scared and we closed the conversation. I was fed on very good meals of my choice all the time.
On 2nd Oct. a new sample was taken from me and two days later results were back indicating I was negative and therefore qualified to be discharged.
Throughout the ten days P stayed at hospital l was never given a single pill for covid save for the cancer medicine and good food. Friendly doctors visited and checked me 3 times a day.
My observation therefore, was as follows:
There seems to be two separate operations; one is professional (doctors) who provide you with excellent care and the second is military who examine the samples and they are the ones who therefore determine which ones should be positive at one time and negative at the other.
The military unit is the one which transports COVID patients to hospital (l found young men who were brought from Katuna) but they are unavailable on your discharge to take you where you were picked from.
There seems to be a carefully designed scheme of determining new COVID cases, those who are recovered and then the deaths. As of now, l have formed part of the infected and also part of the treated and recovered. (Uganda zaabu).
The idea of testing contacts and contacts of contacts was abandoned long ago, without announcing.
The military component of the COVID task force has deliberately kept silent about the self isolation which seems to be the current methodology. I did not see any complicated medical or other procedure which either IHK or my wife could not handle.”
Hussein Kyanjo is a former MP for Makindye West who survived poisoning a few years back and these days his life is supported on a machine whose batteries have to be charged every after 10 hours.
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