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.
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.