UG Covid 19 Survivor says attempted suicide in Hospital now facing Stigma from local Police.

Entebbe, Uganda by E. K Benj.

Miiro is a Bodaboda rider who lives in Katabi Entebbe, Uganda. He admitted that he was the patient Kisubi Hospital medical staff were looking for after dropping him alongside a friend’s bodaboda at his home.

He had tricked them that he came to the hospital to pick a friend’s results which turned to be positive to COVID 19. Miiro Amos narrates to Uganda radio Presenter Lubwama Radio according to Ekitanganza- The Binoculars a daily morning show he runs on 94.4 Radio Sapentia that he was hospitalised at Entebbe Grade B Hospital where he has been for close to a month.

In an emotional Interview, Miiro also reveals that he attempted suicide one night while he was in agony. That night he experienced excruciating pain in the chest and stomach and moved to wards a window on level 2 he was bed ridden and attempted to fall down and die but he got a conviction and abandoned the idea. He adds that he was counseled by the Ugandan medical team who were treating him until he recovered and was discharged with a certificate.

Miiro however says some police officers on orders of the officer in Charge of Katabi Police Station in Entebbe have harassed him and incited masses to reject him in the community. ‘ Watch video here of full interview if you can listen to Luganda courtesy of Radio Sapentia.

Today 22nd April 2020, Uganda has discharged a total of 45 COVID 19 Patients out of 65 patients the country has including some East African truck drivers who have been retrieved according to Uganda Ministry of Health.

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