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Video: Bedridden MP Ssegirinya cries out for Parliament help

Man Jose Kayima

Kawempe South Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya has cried out for help as he battle for his life in Germany.

The legislator told fellow MP Muhammad Nsereko in a video that he needs the Ugandan Parliament to help him pay medical bills.

“I am suffering from skin cancer and have lung infections. If I did not come to the hospital in time, I would die in 6 months. Even my liver has swellings which doctors say should be cut,” he said.

“They keep piling on more diseases, each time they come with a new development. I am frustrated. They have performed an endoscopy, and several tests to determine the wounds and swellings on the liver. The money keeps increasing,” he added.

 

The legislator lamented over parliament’s failure to help his situation,

“Yes we indeed have insurance at parliament, but it works only in Uganda, not abroad,” Ssegirinya, currently in the Netherlands said.

 

He claims the medical bill has shot to Shs80 million, and it will take two months before he is admitted to the hospital.

Meanwhile, Parliament Communications Director Chris Obore confirmed that the institution would not abandon Ssegirinya and they will give medical support to him.

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