The injured soldiers were admitted at Kisoro hospital on Friday evening, with various body injuries.
Kisoro hospital is stuck with 40 injured Congolese soldiers following clashes between government forces and M23 rebels loyal to Col. Makenga. The injured soldiers were admitted at Kisoro hospital on Friday evening, with various body injuries. However, Kisoro hospital authorities say that they lack surgical kits, Mattresses, blankets and food to feed the soldiers.
Doreen Kamikazy, an enrolled nurse at Kisoro hospital says that they are also finding it difficult to communicate with the injured soldiers because they only speak French. She says that the situation has been complicated by the lack of attendants to the soldiers. Scollar Kanyange Scollar, the administrator Kisoro Hospital says that they are over whelmed by the high number of the injured soldiers.
She explains that some of the soldiers have got bullets lodged in their bodies, but they have not been removed due to lack of surgical kits. Dr Michael Baganizi, the Kisoro Hospital medical superintendent says that they have transferred six soldiers who were injured critically have been transferred to Mutolere Hospital, a catholic owned hospital for better management.
He calls for the intervention of the Red Cross Society and other humanitarian agencies saying that the hospital is finding it hard to cope with the situation. He says that they are also considering transferring some of the soldiers to Mbarara Hospital.
But Johnson Kyomukama, the Kisoro Uganda Red Cross Branch manager says they are unable to deliver food supplies to the hospital saying the situation can only be handled by the International Committee of Red Cross.
He says that they are struggling to feed the refugees and cannot take on an extra burden.Jeans Trothys Symsons, a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kisoro has promised to intervene. He says that they are planning to provide Surgical Kits to the hospital as well as deploying Trained Volunteers in the hospital to support the health workers to attend to the injured soldiers.
Meanwhile Major Charles Mukasa, the UPDF 63rd battalion says that the fighting has calmed along the border as, the rebels are still in firm control of the border town.