MP Anywar airlifted to Case Clinic for treatment

Beatrice Anywar being airlifted to Kampala
Beatrice Anywar being airlifted to Kampala. Courtesy Photo.

Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament has been airlifted to Case Hospital in Kampala for further treatment after surviving a road accident on Thursday. The accident happened at Labayango Village in Paloga Sub County, Lamwo district.

Beatrice Anywar was traveling from the burial of Mike Ocan, a former Gulu University don who succumbed to heart failure last week. Ocan was husband to Gulu Woman Member Of Parliament Betty Aol Ocan.

Anywar sustained injuries to her right shoulder and head while Asuman Udaise, her driver suffered soft tissue injuries. He said he lost control of the vehicle before it overturned four times.  He is hospitalized in Kitgum hospital and said to be out of danger.

Anywar was briefly treated in Padibe Health Center IV before being transferred to Kitgum Hospital where she spent the night.

At about 9am this morning, she was airlifted from Bomah Ground in Kitgum town for further treatment in Case Clinic in Kampala. While being airlifted, MP Anywar repeatedly whispered “I am okay” to district leaders and supporters gathered around the chopper.

Anywar was visibly in pain with a cannula stuck to her right arm on which side she rested on a stretcher.

Dr Geoffrey Akena, the Medical superintendent of Kitgum Hospital who accompanied the legislator said Anywar did not sustain internal fractures and is equally out of danger.

However, Johnson Omona, the chairperson of Kitgum district told our reporter that MP Anywar is complaining of headache as well a swollen right shoulder.

Retired Bishop of Kitgum Diocese Macleod Baker Ochola said prayers for Anywar before the white Police chopper lifted off.

– Uganda Radio Network