Frank Anania, one of the victims of the May 29 armed robbery in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District who was admitted to Mulago National Referral Hospital has passed on.
Anania who was one of the people shot when armed robbers raided Cheap General Hardware died Tuesday morning.
One of his relatives told journalists on Tuesday that by the time they arrived at Mulago hospital, he had serious stomach complications.
He had been at Mulago where he was referred from Nakasero hospital, for about 10 days.
He was rushed to Nakasero following the shooting.
At Nakasero, his family had failed to clear the medical bill which had accumulated to Shs56 million.
Government spokesperson Mr Ofwono Opondo said the Nakaserro Hospital bill was cleared by a Good Samaritan.
“A good Samaritan cleared the Shs56 million bill,” he said.
His relatives were Tuesday morning again stranded at Mulago after the hospital management said they would not release the body until they had cleared the medical bill for the 10 days he had been admitted there.
However, Ms Sylvia Namutebi popularly known as Maama Fiina gave them Shs 3 million to clear the Mulago medical bill, buy a casket and transport to Idudi Parish, Buyanga Sub-county, Iganga District where he will be buried.
“They approached me when they were stranded at Nakasero and I gave them Shs5 million with hope that government would top up and clear the bill,” Ms Namutebi said before questioning the relevance of Ministry of Relief and Disaster Preparedness.
However, Mr Opondo said the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) were also ready to clear Mulago medical bill.
“I talked to the UPDF today (Tuesday) morning and they said they were ready to clear the Shs2.7 million that was required. That’s not too much money for them,” Mr Opondo said.