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Health Minister Kaducu in Critical Condition After Alleged Food Poisoning

Dr. Moriku Joyce Kaducu

State Minister for Primary Health Care Hon. Dr. Moriku Joyce Kaducu is admitted at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) after alleged food poisoning, The Tower Post has learnt.

According to Director General Health Services Dr. Henry Mwebesa, Kaducu was about a month ago, admitted at Mulago hospital with stomach complications and later discharged after recovering, but the illness has returned.

Dr Kaducu is currently on life support in the Intensive Care Unit at IHK.

State Minister of Health for General Duties Sarah Opendi says arrangements are being made to fly Kaducu to Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

Minister Opendi however dismissed allegations of food poisoning, insisting that Dr Kaducu is admitted over a different illness.

“Please, it cannot be food poisoning because she had diarrhea and vomiting but was discharged. She was later admitted at Platinum hospital and developed complications before being transferred to IHK,” Minister Opendi said, adding that Dr Kaducu was taken to IHK because when they were still at Platinum, they thought she had pneumonia and they treated it but the situation continued to get worse.

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