The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has constituted a team of highly trained Medical personnel to support the treatment of all persons that were tortured while under custody following their arrest in Arua district.
The medical association says that 15 of the experts among them are on standby to voluntarily provide treatment to all victims of torture arising out of the infamous arrests. Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the President of Uganda Medical Association says the assembled experts were chosen based on descriptions on the condition of the victims.
The specialists include Nephrologists, specifically to treat diseases that affect the kidneys and their ability to function, Gastroenterologists for any condition that could have affected the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
Also on standby are cardiologists, for anything that could have affected the heart and Toxicologists, Trauma Surgeons who will look at Severe Injuries, Neurosurgeons to look at brain problems and Anesthesiologists, to deal with critical care.
Dr Obuku was speaking at a press conference held in Mulago today. The press conference was organized in response to demands for specialized treatment for two of the legislators that suffered immense bodily harm while under custody.
Their medical body’s statement come after relatives of detained Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, asked President Museveni to release him so that he can get better treatment since his kidney has reportedly been damaged.