Sunday February 14 2016

Namayanja rushed to India for treatment

By Yasiin Mugerwa

Kampala- President Museveni has ordered that former Information Minister and Nakaseke Woman MP, Ms Rose Namayanja, who survived a motor accident last year, be flown to India for a fresh operation.

Sources told Sunday Monitor that Ms Namayanja, the NRM’s national treasurer, was on steady recovery before the doctors at Nakasero Hospital realised that the nail they had implanted in her broken right thigh was about to give way.

Sources say the X-ray conducted by the doctors showed that the nail they had fixed in her fractured thigh was too small yet they needed a thicker one.

They recommended that she seeks medical attention from a specialised hospital in India to save the situation before it becomes worse.

President’s quick action
When the President received this explanation, he ordered that Ms Namayanja be flown to India immediately. She left the country on Thursday. She is expected to spend there between three to five weeks. The hospital could not be readily established.

When contacted yesterday, Mr Rogers Mulindwa, the communications officer at the NRM secretariat, confirmed that Namayanja had been referred to India for specialised treatment.

Since October last year, Ms Namayanja has been nursing a femur bone fracture she sustained in a car accident in Kigogwa on the Kampala-Gulu highway.