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Im disappointed, says Carol fundraiser

Muhereza Kyamutetera (Chairman, Organizing Committee, #SaveCarol Fundraising Committee) and Carol's Mum

Muhereza Kyamutetera (Chairman, Organizing Committee, #SaveCarol Fundraising Committee) and Carol’s Mum

The coordinator of the “Save Carol Campaign” Muhereza Kyamutetera has lashed at the ministry of Health for creating a hopeless situation.

Carol Atuhirwe who suffers throat and lung cancer was supposed to travel to US for treatment.

The campaign fundraised Shs270m that is required to cater for her treatment.

However, the ministry said on Tuesday Carol could not travel in her condition and would instead be treated at Mulago cancer institute until another alternative referral could be made.

Kyamutetera, one of the lead mobilisers, says the situation is a bit disappointing.

“We are engaging with Mulago doctors to explore Carol’s options,” he told NBS television on Wednesday.

He said Carol should have travelled last October but there was no money.

“In Uganda, Carol can’t get the needed treatment. We need to make a balance and ensure all this doesn’t get to Carol.”

He asked social media experts, not attack the doctors following the decision made by the medical board.

He says they are considering airlifting Carol but such a decision will be informed by a meeting with docs later today.

“The Ministry of Health statement on Carol Atuhairwe’s condition was ill-timed and carried a sense of hopelessness.”

Kyamutetera says he is still hopeful Carol can make a full recovery, citing the example of former NTV Kenya presenter Janet Kanini.

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