Kasaana Junior School Fire Survivors Show Progress in Recovery

According to hospital records, the Masaka region requires at least 1,250 units of blood each month. Blood collection drives in the region, often conducted in schools, fall short of this demand, especially during holidays. The establishment of the regional blood bank is expected to bridge this gap, ensuring a more reliable and efficient supply of blood products to meet the medical needs of the community.
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Five children who endured the harrowing aftermath of a fire that engulfed their dormitory at Kasaana Junior School in Masaka are now in the capable hands of dedicated healthcare professionals. These young survivors, who once grappled with severe airway issues, are gradually reclaiming their health, thanks to the unwavering care they are receiving at Kiruddu and Mulago Women’s Hospital.

Medical personnel at Kiruddu National Referral Hospital are cautiously optimistic about the recovery of these young patients. If their progress continues at the current rate, they may soon be discharged after a 21-day period of intensive care and treatment. Dr. Rose Alenyo, a consultant plastic surgeon at Kiruddu National Referral Hospital, provided insight into the status of these resilient children, offering a glimmer of hope for their caretakers.

Dr. Rose Alenyo stated, “The five surviving children can now sit, eat, and speak, a situation that builds hope for the caretakers.”

Two of these survivors are presently under the care of Women’s Hospital in Mulago, while the remaining three continue to receive treatment at Kiruddu National Referral Hospital. Their journey to recovery has been marked by tremendous resilience and the dedication of medical professionals.

Tragedy struck when a fire outbreak at Kasaana Junior School left a devastating impact on these young lives. A total of twelve children and their matron were affected by the fire, resulting in the tragic loss of two lives on the spot and five more at Kiruddu National Referral Hospital, where they were swiftly transported from Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.

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