Opposition figure Kizza Besigye and Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, on Wednesday clashed with police at Mulago Referral Hospital.
Ronald Muhinda, Besigye’s aide, said the leaders in the company of Kawempe South MP Munyagwa Mubarak, had gone to inspect the facility and state in which it is in following a three weeks strike by doctors.
They had also taken some items for the patients that included mama kits, sugar, toiletries etc.
“However after an interaction with Hospital administrators, Police commanded by Nganizi [Wesley Nganizi, the former Kampala north regional police commander]were waiting outside the administration block to get the visitors out,” Muhinda said.
“The administrators had cleared the visit. So what does Police benefit when ordinary patients are visited or helped with a few items as they are being nursed?” he wondered.
Speaking at the hospital, Besigye said the health issue spares no one and should be tackled as a country.
“All of us should jointly put pressure to make sure we have resources in the health system.”
He added: “Earning is far less crippling than when you don’t have resources to use. This isn’t a partisan issue, all parties should get engaged. We all need to be concerned regardless of one’s colour.”