If I were to sum up the major health issues in Uganda it would is lack of medical health care for the masses. I cannot blame the diseases ravaging the Country. Most are lifestyle and communication diseases. For example we now know how one can get aids. We know cancer is a lifestyle disease. We know Malaria is very easily treated at home.
So for the major health issues in Uganda—I repeat is poor uptake of medical insurance by the majority of the countries citizenry. Seems like a joke, but you thinks of obamacare and and the big deal it generated in the US and you will know what I mean. Even the mandatory national Health insurance fund did not go through when it came up to debate in Uganda Government.
Well, if you don’t have medical insurance, have you ever thought of exactly what you will do if the worst occurs and you needed to go to the hospital without health insurance? In one simple and common word. Poverty!!!!. The big retirement you worked your whole life for and dreamed about is gone … removed from you immediately.
Why let a disaster eat up your investments yet you could actually avoid it. A catastrophe that hits you, you had no caution and you will never ever understand exactly what striked you.
Envision this situation. You are 55, remained in great shape your whole life, you strive and live right, do not smoke, eat healthy foods, enjoy your weight and have actually been caring for yourself the very best way you know how.
However lately you have actually been getting a little short of breath. You shake your head and say “it’s simply getting old” and keep right on working on the house, you business , the crops anything you simply need to get done.
While working, out of nowhere you run of breath. You stop, sit down and cannot breathe. You look down and your arm is feeling funny and tingly. You feel a shooting pain on your arm and shoulder, “ah … just overdoing it once again” you say to yourself.
I’ll just rest a spell and it will go away. However this time the discomfort does not disappear like other times. This time the pain does not go away like other times. You feel the pins and needles and worse, a stabbing discomfort goes into your shoulder. Rapidly the pain intensifies and travels deeper and is shooting across your chest, a crushing pain and now you are actually terrified. Yes like Hon Aronda, You have never been sick for the last 10 to 20 years.
“You wonder if this is a heart attack?” You know you waited too long and it’s far too late … This time it’s genuine. You are in the middle of a cardiac arrest.
You are desperate and in stabbing pain. You are calling and ambulance … if you can get to a phone; let alone afford one. You call for your wife and she is inside your home and does not hear you. You attempt to get up and feel faint and you have no strength and your legs simply cannot move. You holler louder, and she hears you this time. She hurries to your side and you are so brief of breath you cannot talk, the discomfort is too fantastic.
You point to your chest and she can see by the look on your face you are suffering and in great discomfort and something is awfully wrong. She goes to call for help, hoping some ambulance will make it through Kampala traffic and come right away and she believes you are dying. She runs back to your side and you both are awfully afraid and all you can do is wait.
The bad news has simply begun … When the ambulance shows up, you discover the very worst has actually happened. You truly are having a heart attack … they rush you away to the health center, taking your vitals and offering you the drugs to conserve your life. Pricey surgical treatment follows with angioplasty to open up your clogged arteries.
The physician states that you need to make a great recovery with sufficient care, rest and therapy. You will need constant heart medications and high blood pressure medications for the rest of your life. Already the concern has actually begun, and you believe to yourself. “How am I going to pay for this”? And that is if you can afford the ambulance and hospital treatment with the money you had saved.
The deep financial concern never ever leaves you. You have actually heard stories of monetary disasters occurring to excellent people without any insurance. Tragic stuff happening to people that get struck with big medical expenses for surgical treatments in the tens of millions of Uganda Shillings. You lost … you did not beat the chances!
Now exactly what can you do? Your retirement dream is gone, now you have to dye your hair black and head back to the job market. To pay for your debts.
The story, I shared is genuine and very common here in Uganda. And many more end badly right at home.
For those that survive, that is when they begin to appreciate medical insurance. That is when you wish you paid for it. And on inquiry you even discover that you can pay for it as an expense before you pay for your taxes.
That is when you discover that, some health insurers even refund you some of the premiums you pay yearly if you do not fall sick. And you ask yourself why I didn’t?
Do not let this happen to you. I am just a phone call away and can send you someone to walk you through affordable medical care and how you can pay for it with pre-tax earnings.
Call me on 0758- 079590 and let’s work Smart at IAA-resolution Health. Let’s not let the Death Of the Late General Aronda be in vain. Let’ not have money for alcohol and roasted red meat etc—which will end you at the hospital—-and not pre-pay for your medical bills.