Mulago Denies Oxygen Shortage Claims

click geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“It is not true that Mulago Hospital lacks Oxygen as alleged by some sections of the media; Mulago has an oxygen plant that is up and running so there is no way a question of lack of Oxygen can arise, ” said Kusasira.

He said the earlier allegation was only meant to cast the hospital in bad light because the people who are reported to have died didn’t die from lack of oxygen in the hospital.

This follows the death of a one Zaituni Nakawuki a niece to embattled Kampala City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, on Saturday evening who is believed to have suffocated to death as the hospital run short of Oxygen.

Three other patients on the life support system also allegedly passed on as oxygen run out, Lukwago explained.

According to a post on his Facebook wall, Lukwago explains that two hours after his niece had been admitted at Mulago Hospital with respiratory complications, a nurse at the hospital announced the bad news to patients who were using the life support system about how oxygen was no more.


“Barely two hours later, one of the nurses on duty announced that ”oxygen aweddewo” (oxygen is finished),” Lukwago wrote on Sunday.

The resulting effect was a sad and tragic one, Zaituni and three other patients who were sharing two of the cylinders breathed their last and another man who was recovering from a snake bite passed on.

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