Minister of Health, Ruth Aceng says police is today expected to receive a conclusive report from Uganda Medical Board about analyses that were conducted on the ailing Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake.
MP Zaake who is currently receiving medical attention in India, was two days ago charged with treason and freed to leave the country. The bedridden legislator was last week blocked from flying abroad over Arua mayhem and was deferred to Kiruddu hospital.
Speaking at government Media Centre, Dr. Aceng said the examination MP Zaake and MP Robert Kyagulanyi was conducted at the request of police over complaints that the legislators were tortured during and after their arrest.
The two MPs are among the 34 suspects who were arrested in Arua fracas over allegations of attacking president’s motorcade as he proceeded from holding their final rallies a head of the concluded municipality by-election won by Kassiano Wadri.
She contended that medical board didn’t delay MP Zaake’s travel abroad instead; he declined to be examined by a team of government doctors that was constituted to access his health condition before police could let him go.
Dr. Aceng disregarded MP’s medical report saying it was conducted by unqualified medical personnel, “there was no way police and medical board could agree about the findings of the report conducted by medical intern, and a family medical specialist,” she added.
She revealed that the examinations had to be conducted by senior government medical specialist or consultants in government facilities, comprehensively access and establish the need for referral.
According to referral guidelines Aceng said all patients’ needs to apply for referral letters despite travelling at their own or government expense.