The State Minister for Primary Health care, Dr.Joyce Kaducu is fighting for her life at the International Hospital in Kampala after alleged food poisoning.
According to Dr.Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health services, Kaducu was admitted a few weeks ago with stomach complications at Mulago hospital and was discharged after getting better only for the illness to return.
Sarah Opendi, the health minister for general duties however dismissed reports of food poisoning adding that Dr.Kaducu had been admitted over other illnesses.
“Please, you cannot talk about food poisoning because she had diarrhea and vomiting but was discharged. She was later admitted at Platinum hospital and developed complications before being transferred to IHK,”Opendi said.
“When she was still at Platinum, they thought it was pneumonia and they treated it but the situation continued to deteriorate forcing them to take her to IHK.”
The health minister for general duties however noted that tests had been carried out and samples flown to South Africa in a bid to ascertain the exact cause of the state minister’s illness.
“She is still in the intensive care unit at IHK but we are making all efforts to be flown to Aga Khan Hospital and we got some clearance.”
About a month ago, Dr.Kaducu was admitted to Mulago hospital but later discharged only for the illness to continue and was later re-admitted.
Earlier reports had pointed to food poisoning as the cause of her sickness.
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