By our reporter
Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze has been diagnosed with another severe disease at Manipal Hospital in India.
In a letter addressed to the Clerk of Parliament, Dr Sunil Gurpur Kini, a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital said they carried out further investigations in addition to Nambooze’s current condition and discovered that she is also suffering from a disease called chondromalacia patella left knee grade 4 severe grade which indicates exposure of the bone with significant portion of cartilage detiorated.
According to Dr. Kini, Nambooze requires BMAC injection over the left knee which needs to be done as early as possible to avoid further damage.
He says the total cost of hospitalisation including surgery in special ward will be USD10,500 (Approximately shs40m).
“This new development wasn’t foreseeable by our invoicing section since the ailment wasn’t diagnosed by the hospital that handled the referral,” said Dr. Kini.
Nambooze who is currently undergoing an electric therapy left for India on July 4, 2018 following her brutal arrest by the police on charges of inciting violence after the death of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga on June 8, 2018. She was accompanied by her husband, and personal doctor.
She was first flown to India in November last year for specialized management of injuries she suffered to her backbone during the age-limit debate scuffle that erupted in Parliament on September 27, 2017.