I did not want to say it publicly because I thought many of you would think I am a Witch.
I didn’t want to blow the trumpet publicly that Mowzey Radio’s death was a matter of when because only God knows the endtime for each one of us.
But when I heard Radio was a deep injuries victim, I told my peers that he may not make it out alive, I said it would take a miracle, the same thing I said of Dans Kumapeesa, not long ago.
Once you hear someone is in ICU in Uganda – friends pray hard, and YES call upon God for divine intervention. But Pray first that neither you, nor your loved ones end up needing ICU services in Uganda.
For me I have lived it, I have seen it. I have never recovered or forgotten. In 2014, I painfully watched how my nephew died in one top private ICU facility. And they all want cash down! Its like 1.5 m per night.
He had injuries you would call “not so badly off.” A minor septic infection from a falling accident but a deep cut. In that hospital, the doctors did so much with very little capacity. Like you can see medics struggle when handling critical cases with your own eyes. From lack of blood, drugs, supplies, Oxygen etc…
We should be grateful for the service of many dedicated health personnel, who work in very tough settings. By the way, many experts say it has nothing to do with human resource as half of Uganda’s 40,000 trained health workers have gone to practice abroad because of poor management, lack of work tools, supplies and poor pay.
Anyhow, ICU facilities in Uganda are death beds rather than cure beds.
Almost half of those admitted don’t make it out alive according to published studies. Check, there are about only 33 “functional ICU beds” for our entire country of 40 Million people.
Today its a wealthy celebrity with all the connections, the resources and public sympathy. A country’s top facility wouldn’t manage his wounds. The cost of treatment is too high to afford, a service that should be first available in all public facilities, then affordable to all citizens just like in other African countries like Botswana with caring governments where Ugandan doctors are treating their citizens and running their health system.
I kid you not, during that very sad unforgettable time in 2014, we moved with our sick and dying nephew in an ambulance that we fueled to every major hospital in Kampala that I was directed to. Nsambya, Mengo, Nakasero, Case, Novik, Mulago (these are the ones doctors will instruct you to try first). And please don’t try Mulago, I repeat: don’t try the country’s National Referral Hospital if you still have options. Mulago has only SIX ICU beds. We were literally told that: “You need to wait for someone to die to take the bed.” And there was a long-line of dying patients waiting on queue; and as expected, the physical conditions were not very pleasant.
The day you or your loved one is a victim of an accident and in need of ICU services is when you will understand the pain many have gone through. Said lets pray hard this time never comes. Something seriously needs to be done about our ailing health system (and gov’t if that is what it will take), a total overhaul.
Kati we hear that Gundi gave the Lovely Celeb 30M UShs to cover his medical bills, and that we should clap for Gundi now?? Eh
Too little too late; the Gundis are squarely responsible for this sorry state of our healthcare system.
Every year government spends at least $150 million (about Shs 500 billion) abroad on treatment of mostly top government officials, their family and relatives, in a leaked report to the Daily Monitor.
Only a Shithole government allocates 950 billion for its countries’ entire health budget and uses 500 Billion Shs abroad on themselves instead of investing it in its own health system to save its citizens.
Fare thy well Mwozey Radio, another young Ugandan gone too soon, one of the many every day.
“Alone” the Legend Philly Lutaaya sang it all way back… Today is me, tomorrow someone else…