BANGALORE, INDIA – The Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze is scheduled for a knee surgery today Tuesday July 24.
Doctors will reconstruct the legislator’s left leg to build back the damaged part that exposed the cartilage and used to send spasms through the left side of her body, occasioning a painful leg.
On July 4, the MP was flown to India and on July 11, she underwent a successful operation. However, the doctors discovered that she had sustained a compressed sciatic nerve that left pain on her left leg so they recommended a major operation on her knee.
Elvis Kintu Nsonyi, a Personal Assistant to the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, said “the doctors say for two weeks she [Nambooze] will not be allowed to move. She will be confined in bed to help the bone grow
The operation is being handled by Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sunil Kini.
Nambooze was injured during a scuffle in Parliament at the time of the amendment of article 102b, which met great resistance leading to a brawl among legislators on the floor of parliament.
Nambooze then sustained a fractured spine and she was taken to India where she had a successful operation.