A seven year-old boy is stuck at Mulago national referral hospital with no single relative or caretaker attending to him.
The boy who has been identified as Timothy Oboi is admitted and has no helper by his side. According to hospital records at Mulago, Oboi is was admitted to the Accidents and Emergency Unit on Thursday after he was involved in an accident that left him with a head injury.
Enock Kusasira, public relations officer Mulago hospital says that the boy was admitted yesterday but none of his relatives have yet gone to the hospital.
"He was knocked down by a running vehicle, he sustained head injuries, A CT scan has been made already and he’s is out of danger. And I'm told he has no attendant of course and we’re trying to look for the family members," he said.
Kusasira says that they were able to talk to the boy though he is incoherent. According to Kusasira, cases like Oboi's are very common at the hospital.
"On a daily basis, we get cases like Oboi's. Most of them are accident related." Kusasira added.
According to the annual police report 12,244 accidents were reported last year. 3,051 of the reported accidents were fatal while 6,530 were serious. Oboi is a learner at New Age Nursery School located in Naguru. His head teacher, Dorothy Migizi says that Oboi has not been at school for the entire week.