KAMPALA. Mukono Municipality MP, Ms Betty Nambooze Bakireke, is expected to return into the country today (Thursday) , according to DP Capacity Strengthening coordinator Elvis Kintu.
Mr Kintu said that Ms Nambooze who is recovering at Manipal Hospital in Bangalore, India where she was flown for further treatment on her injured backbone would arrive in the country on Thursday at around 1pm.
“The surgery was successful but she had to remain in India for some weeks to undergo physiotherapy that would enable her resume walking on her own ,” Mr Kintu said.
A November 20, 2017 letter from Manicipal Hospital facilitating Ms Nambooze’s transit says the MP underwent a spine surgery posterior spinal decompression and fusion L 4-L 5 on November 8, 2017 for lumber canal stenosis L4-L5 with stability and right lower limb radiculopathy which required her to have metal implants in her spine.
Last month, doctors treating Ms Nambooze advised her to seek treatment abroad for injuries she suffered on her spine during a scuffle over the proposed removal of the presidential age limit in parliament last month. Ms Nambooze was hospitalised at Bugolobi Medical Centre for about a month before she was flown to India.
She was among the 10 MPs hurt after Special Forces Command operatives raided Parliament.
During the scuffle, Ms Nambooze sustained injuries and she was later diagnosed with a condition known as Limber spine.
Her husband, Mr Henry Bakireke explained that after the successful surgery, they had to spend some time in India attending to her physiotherapy and inspections from the doctors.
Ms Nambooze’s medical bills were cleared by the family members, DP and parliament.