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The First Lady granted food and non-food items to certain patients hospitalized in the Roi Khaled hospital

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Oct 6, 2023

BUJUMBURA, October 6th (ABP) – As part of the preparations for the high-level forum of women leaders, 4th edition, which will take place from October 9 to 11, 2023 in Bujumbura, the First Lady of the Republic of Burundi and president of the Bonne Action – Umugiraneza – foundation Angeline Ndayishimiye granted on Thursday, October 5, 2023, assistance consisting of food and non-food items to certain patients hospitalized in the Roi Khaled hospital, including a woman by the name of Esperance Nderetse from Gitaramuka village, Buhinyuza commune of Muyinga province, who was transferred to that health facility by the services of the First Lady’s Office, after having been the victim of torture by people who had problems with her, in relation to land conflicts, while injecting two sewing needles into both lungs.

The general director of the Kamenge University Hospital Center (CHUK), Prof. Harakandi Stanislas, testifies: “It is a woman aged around fifty who was the victim of human barbarity, she was seriously beaten and afterward, she was injected with sewing needles, one in the right lung and the other in the left lung. After consulting doctors from several health centers who told her that it was impossible to treat her, we were alerted by the services of the First Lady and we consulted her and we carried out additional examinations, especially a chest CT scan to properly locate the needles. Afterwards, we had a multidisciplinary discussion between doctors including a surgeon, a radiologist and an anesthetist and we made a collective decision to operate on the patient. The operation went well and we were able to recover the two needles and now the patient is doing well, only some sessions of Physiotherapy remain”. He proposed collaboration between the different specialists whenever there is a case that goes beyond one or the other, instead of giving a message of despair to the patient.

                                                                                       The general director of the Kamenge University Hospital Center

The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi Angeline Ndayishimiye indicated that the said assistance comes as part of the preparations for the high-level forum of women leaders, 4th edition, where nutrition is one of the themes that will be developed. She explained that a sick person needs a balanced diet that helps them get back to their best health. She took that opportunity to ask the Burundians to avoid all evils including criminality, explaining that the torture which was carried out against the wife from Muyinga is a crime against humanity which is beyond comprehension.

The First Lady also urged all Burundians to help each other, arguing that there are small things that do not require the intervention of the Bonne Action Umugiraneza Foundation, which alone cannot cover all the needs of the vulnerable people. She thanked the officials of the Roi Khaled hospital for their advocacy towards indigent patients in poor health conditions.

For her part, Mrs. Esperance Nderetse thanks the First Lady for her intervention which saved her life. The CHUK healthcare staff are also to be thanked for their performance and because without them, she would not have regained her health because several healthcare facilities failed to treat her.