Neurosurgical camp begins at CoRSU

Rotary Club of Muyenga Breeze members pose for a photo with Hon Dr Elioda Tumwesigye (C) and the CoRSU CEO Malcolm Simpson (in a white shirt) with other CoRSU staff members

Rotary Club of Muyenga Breeze members pose for a photo with Hon Dr Elioda Tumwesigye (C) and the CoRSU CEO Malcolm Simpson (in a white shirt) with other CoRSU staff members

Hon Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Minister of State for Health in charge of General Duties this morning officiated the opening ceremony of the week long Neurosurgical camp that is taking place at CoRSU Hospital till 4th December. The most common conditions that will be treated are defects of the spinal code and the brain. According to Rotary Club of Kampala Muyenga Breeze, the organisers of the camp, screening for patients started in October. 30 people were identified and are to benefit from free surgery. This has been made possible because of different individuals, most notably Dr John Christie from Australia and Dr Joel Kiryabwire of Mulago who will be the main surgeons.

From left, Dr Bwire, the Rotary of Kampala Muyenga Breeze president, Hon Elioda, Christine - Principal therapist and Dr Sarah - Mediacl Director of CoRSU showing the minister around the hospital. In the background, Dr Christie

From left, Dr Bwire, the Rotary of Kampala Muyenga Breeze president, Hon Elioda, Christine – Principal therapist and Dr Sarah – Mediacl Director of CoRSU showing the minister around the hospital. In the background, Dr Christie

Hon Elioda thanked the doctors for dedicating their time for free to give Ugandans such a service, CoRSU for restoring hope where there is despair and the Breezers for organising the camp. He said as a ministry, they cannot do much with the current budgetary allocations that afford 33000UGX per Ugandan, but is also curtailed by overhead costs.
The Rotary Club of Kampala Muyenga Breeze is made up of about 40 members and has been in existence for one and a half years. But young as they are, they are already making a difference in people’s lives.

Pepelio, one of the patients who benefiting from the camp by receiving free surgery being examined by Dr Sarah and Dr Christie just before his surgery

Pepelio, one of the patients benefiting from the camp being examined by Dr Sarah and Dr Christie just before his surgery