"You see one leg is crippled, I am going to straighten it and this child will be able to walk unlike before."
KAMPALA - As many as 15 children with leg deformity underwent surgery at Mulago Referral Hospital in Kampala.
The operations were carried out by Dr. Mathur O.D, a senior orthopedic doctor from India and Dr. Tito Beyeza, a senior consultant orthopedic surgeon at Mulago, assisted by newly qualified surgeon Dr. Julius Abongo.
The free operations were sponsored by Narayan Seva Sansthan in conjunction with other sponsors.
According to Beyeza, the operated on children would be able to walk again because the deformity had been corrected.
"You see one leg is crippled, I am going to straighten it and this child will be able to walk unlike before,” said Beyeza as he operated on one of the children.
Senior Orthopedic doctor Dr. Mathur O.D attends to a paralysed Daniel Kiplangat,8, who is a pupil of Kampala School of Phyiscally handicapped during cross-examination for surgery at Mulago Hospital
Dr. Tito Beyeza (left) and Dr. Julius Abong conduct an operation on a child's deformed leg
Inside the operation theatre at Mulago ward 7, the doctors were busy performing surgeries after putting the young patients to sleep with anesthetic.
The in-charge of the ward Beatrice Aboyo said the operations were successful and the parents of the children were delighted and thankful for the life-changing medical experience.
The children came from as far as Kisoro, Luwero, Wakiso and Mbale.
Lauben Monday, a medic, attends to a child after undergoing surgery
Irene Mekesa from Wakiso with her five-year-old child after being operated on
Irene Mekesa, who hails from Wakiso district, said she was happy because her five-year-old son Ryan Mugerwa’s operation was successful.
Little Mugwera has been using crutches but after the surgery, his mother believes he will be able to walk again like any other normal child.
Agnes Ndagire from Luwero had her six-year-old son Solomon Matovu operated on in both legs. He was born lame and now Ndagire cannot wait to see her son walk for the very first time in his life.
MEANWHILE, WHEELCHAIR HANDOUT . . .
Disabled Mohammed Ssali from Kawempe couldn't hide his excitement as he received a wheelchair during the free disability and rehabilitation diagnostic camp at Mulago Hospital
Caretaker Luise Palmen, a physiotherapist, helps a paralysed child into a wheelchair
The president of Narayan Sewa Sansthan Prashant Agarwal helps a disabled man after getting a wheelchair during the camp
Dharmendra Agarwal, the chief finance officer of Mogas, pushes Daniel Kiplangat after getting a wheelchair
Physically handicapped children and adults pose for a group photo with the staff of Huawei after recieved wheelchairs during the camp at Mulago