Seeking acupuncture therapy to relieve pain

A medical officer attends to a patient at China-Uganda Friendship hospital in Naguru, Kampala. Photo by Esther Nakkazi

What you need to know:

  • Dr Emmanuel Batiibwe, the director at the China-Uganda Friendship Hospital says they have received equipment, a medical team of specialists and medical supplies from China.
  • Dr Wei has also requested the hospital administration for an intern to work alongside him and learn the practice but so far his wish has not been granted.

A patient lies down with needles inserted on one side of her body. When asked, she says she had a stroke a year back that paralysed half of her body and resigned her movement to a wheelchair. She has since been seeking medical help from different health facilities. There was not much improvement until she started attending the acupuncture clinic, at the China-Uganda Friendship hospital in Naguru, a month ago.
“I can now walk on my own with a walking cane for support,” she says checking on her phone for the time left to finish her acupuncture session.

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