KAMPALA – Former Kabale district LC5 chairperson and commissioner in the ministry of health Dr. Francis Mwesigye Runumi has been discharged from Mulago National Referral Hospital where he has been battling against the endemic COVID-19.
Dr. Runumi was first admitted at Entebbe Grade B Hospital before he was transferred to Mulago for further management about two weeks ago.
While at Mulago, social media became awash with pictures of the former Kabale Municipality Member of parliament aspirant’s nose and mouth connected to an oxygyen cylinder. The picture was reportedly taken by Runumi himself at the Intensive Care Unit of Mulago Hospital.
Since then, rumors have been making rounds on social media that Runumi’s life was in danger, until he broke the silence this morning.
In a facebook article posted on his facebook page, Dr. Runumi declared himself “healed after battling corona”.
In the facebook post that has so far received hundreds of likes and comments from his friends especially from Kabale District, Runumi ridicules people who are still disputing the reality of the COVID 19. He warns that their time to face the deadly disease is coming.
God has given me a lease of life again. Neera. Today I leave Mulago healed after battling Corona, which some people still take to be a quasi joke. No thanks. It is not a joke. You will be picked, isolated and paralysed as Prof. Nsibambi used to emphasise to stubborn people. Don’t be a statistic in its line of duty. It is dead serious when you start adoring the free oxygen you are breathing right now. You will be alone with that phone as the only window to the dearest.
Most grateful to your support. Prayers, encouraging messages, spiritual references, money, love , kept flowing from all of you. People I had forgotten showed up with love.
I am so heavily indebted to you all.
I have no appropriate channel to reach all to Thank you. Thank you. Am healed and heading home any minute. SOPs are everywhere. Blame yourself for any bleach. Rukundo egumeho.
Dr. Runumi becomes one of the prominent people from Kabale District to disclose their COVID status. Others who have publicly opened up include Former Kabale District Woman Mp Ninsiima Ronah Rita and the Incharge of Kamukira Health Centre IV in Kabale Municipality Dr. Paddy Mwesigye.
Ms Ronah was admitted at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital for 33 days. She was admitted on 6th September and discharged on 9thOctober after reportedly recovering from the disease. Ronah has since recorded an audio message that is running on Kabale based radio airwaves, cautioning people to remain vigilant about COVID 19.
Dr. Paddy has also recorded interviews with several media houses revealing that he had tested positive for COVID 19. His private health facility- Mwesigye Clinic has since been closed while Paddy iscurrently isolated at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital receiving treatment.
Without reavealing names, Dr. Paddy also revealed that he is isolated with other top District Officials who are also receiving treatment for COVID 19.
The Daily Express News Uganda has also learnt that the COVID 19 patients admitted at Kabale Hospital are now over 50, all residents of Kabale District. The patients also include security officials.