Bidandi Ssali to seek medical help abroad
Veteran politician Jaberi Bidandi Ssali will tomorrow be flown out of the country for further medical examination after he blacked out last week.
The 73-year-old former minister and also People’s Progressive Party president was on Sunday re-admitted to International Hospital Kampala in Namuwongo, a day after he was discharged.
According to his personal Assistant Saddam Gayira, the former presidential candidate was taken back to the hospital because of a high number of visitors that were interfering with his resting time. “At the hospital, the number of visitors can be regulated as we prepare to take him out of the country,” Mr Gayira told Daily Monitor yesterday.
However, his family is yet to decide on whether he should be taken to the UK or India as they are still making appointments with doctors in both countries, according to his spokesperson.
Mr Gayira cited fatigue as one of the possible causes of Mr Bidandi’s ill health. Mr Bidandi collapsed at his home in Bukoto, a Kampala suburb, last Tuesday night. Doctors are yet to disclose the cause of the aging politician’s sudden collapse.
Mr Bidandi served the Museveni government in various capacities, the longest as Local Government minister for 15 years and becoming the official face of decentralisation. He fell out with President Museveni in 2004 over the campaign to lift presidential term limits.
By Agatha Ayebazibwe, Daily Monitor
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