Cancer stricken Carol Atuhirwe’s surgery in the USA has been put off after doctors from there said they can no longer carry out surgery on her. Uganda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the latest development and revealed that another international alternative is being linked up to carry out the treatment.
“The Ministry of Health would like to clarify to the public about the case of Ms. Carol Atuhirwe. We have neither refused nor delayed approval of any paperwork for the said patient and to-date, the Medical Board has not received any documents to this effect.
Information from the Cancer Institute where Carol has been receiving treatment for the last two years indicates that a multidisciplinary team of Uganda Cancer Institute met with visiting surgeons from USA and concluded that her condition requires close care as it is very delicate and this can be currently handled by the Uganda Cancer Institute.
Since the initial medical team from USA can no longer carry out surgery on Carol, the Institute is working on finding an alternative international health facility to handle her case. Once this is secured, her request for referral will then be generated and forwarded to the Medical Board.
Government remains committed to support Carol in a timely manner especially if need for any approval arises. We appeal to the public to avoid spreading any misleading information. #SaveCarol”