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Uganda: Dr Obuku Hospitalised After Being Attacked At His Home

The President of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) of doctors, Dr Ekwaro Obuku has been admitted to hospital after being attacked by suspected thugs on Wednesday night.

Police say Dr Obuku who recently led doctors in all government hospitals to strike over low pay, was reportedly attacked at the gate of his home in Kitikifumba, Kiira Division at about 11pm.

“It is alleged that Dr Ekwaro Obuku was attacked at his gate as he waited for it to be opened and his phone was robbed in that same area,” says Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owesigyira.
He is currently admitted to Case Hospital in Kampala.

UMA’s spokesperson, Dr Brian Kasagga told this reporter that following the attack, Dr Obuku sustained some injuries in the base of the skull especially nasal area and bled a lot from the mouth and nose.
“However, he is stable and conscious. He awaits evaluation from a Neuro Surgeon. We aren’t sure whether they were robbers, kifeesi or people with other intentions,” Dr Kasagga said.

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