Sebby Barutiina, 52, a teacher of mathematics at Bweranyangi Girls Senior Secondary School in Bushenyi District is seeking money totalling Shs100m for a kidney transplant in India.
Barutiina has been battling hypertension for a period of two years which has resulted into kidney failure.
He was diagnosed with kidney failure and is now supported by dialysis as a life saving measure. However, following the doctor’s medical advice, this measure can only be used in the short term, requiring kidney transplant at a cost of Shs100m in India as confirmed by experts at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and Norvic hospitals with immediate effect.
According to the medical report from Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Barutiina presented with body swelling, difficulty in breathing and reduced urine output.
He currently requires long time renal placement therapy in form of dialysis and transplant
Haemodialysis is a weekly treatment that requires a patient to be placed on a dialysis machine three times a week according to the medical report of his illness. It is done in the anticipation that the patient will later receive a kidney transplant.
Barutiina requires Shs250, 000 per dialysis session in Mbarara. The process of kidney transplant is done in India as this is where slightly affordable treatment can be found.
“The doctors have told me that pre-transplant work has to be done beforehand to find a suitable donor and this requires a series of laboratory and radiological tests which I cannot afford. Any help coming my way could save me from this burden,” said Barutiina while speaking to Daily monitor on Tuesday.
Barutiina is seeking generous financial support to meet the expenses to save his life.
How you can help
To contribute to Barutiina’s surgery, deposit funds in Centenary Bank on Account no. 6320002258 under Account name: Barutiina Sebby and Flavia Asasira. To send mobile money, use the following contacts; Flavia Asasira on 0772653364 or Sebby Barutiina on 0772959223.