At least four of the 18 people who were rushed to Arua Regional Referral Hospital after consuming City 5 Gin, a local potent gin are suffering eye inflammation that health workers warn can lead to total blindness.
Doctors say those with the severe effects consumed large amounts of the city 5 gin.
Mr. James Ekanni, the senior Ophthalmic Clinical Officer in the Eye Department of Arua Regional Referral Hospital, says that those with severe conditions suffered damage to their optic nerve.
Dr. Ekanni on local Gin…..
Eye inflammation is a condition characterized by the swelling of one or more parts of the eye resulting from a variety of factors that range from simple irritation.
Dr. Alex Andema, the Director of Arua Regional Referral Hospital, says that most survivors started experiencing visual complications on the first day of admission.
He says there is a high possibility City 5 Gin contained Methanol, which can causes blindness. Dr. Andema on blindness….
The death toll has increased to 17 after five more people succumbed in Arua city and Arua district after consuming City 5. End.