Children with disabilities get medical relief in MTN-Corsu hospital partnership


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Staff of MTN Uganda and Corsu hospital engage with one of the children with disabilities at the rehabilitation Centre in Entebbe. By Our Reporter For close to two years, Doreen Ataro lived with a bent leg painted with burn bruises from a fire accident. At only one and a half years of age, the young girl fell in a pool of fire where she was playing and sustained injuries to her left leg. As the father Denis Oroto narrates, Ataro’s accident caused his daughter so much pain. “Her left leg was burnt by the fire causing it to curve to a certain extent. She couldn’t move or shower herself. The mother had to feed and shower her,” he recounts. But it was not only the physical turmoil that foiled the family. Ataro’s accident also took a toll on the father’s finances. Oroto has spent nearly Ushs500,000 in an effort to treat the daughter and have her leg restored to normal. However, his effort was all in vain as the health centres in Kaberamaido were unable to treat Ataro despite multiple trials. It was not until Pius Ekiro, a community mobiliser in the town, notified Oroto of a hospital in Entebbe...