Kawempe South MP Muhammad Ssegirinya has revealed that doctors in Germany told him he was lucky to be alive and that he could have been dead six (6) months if he had arrived at the hospital later than he was.
While talking in a video call with congressman Muhammad Nsereko, Ssegirinya lamented to Mp Nsereko how he is stack with the medical bills in Germany.
“I have skin cancer and a lung infection. If I don’t get to the hospital in time, I will die in 6 months. Even my liver was so swollen that the doctors said it should be removed,” he said. “They kept accumulating more disease, every time they came up with a new development. I was very disappointed. They had an endoscopy and some tests to confirm the liver was ulcerated and swollen. The amount kept increasing. up,” he added.
The legislator lamented the inability of Congress to help his plight, wondering why others (the people) had been supported before and he could not be helped. “Yes, we have insurance in parliament, but it only works in Uganda, not abroad,” says Ssegirinya, now in the Netherlands.
He claims the medical bill has reached 80 million shillings and it will be two months before he is hospitalized.
Last week, parliament’s communications director, Chris Obore, confirmed that the organization would not give up on Ssegirinya. He said that medical assistance will be given to Ssegirinya after approval by the parliament’s health committee.