St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu City is witnessing a surge in medical admissions due to liver complications.
Medical workers at the hospital’s medical unit are observing a notable increase in cases of liver diseases, commonly referred to as cirrhosis of the liver.
It involves permanent scarring that impairs the liver’s function and can lead to liver failure.
Dr Jackson Kansiime, the Deputy Medical Director of Lacor Hospital and head of Clinical Services, revealed during an interview that they admit a minimum of two liver complication patients daily.
This condition is most prevalent among middle-aged individuals, with men constituting the majority of cases.
Dr Kansiime says that over the past five years, liver complication has become the leading cause of mortality in the hospital’s medical ward.
This concerning trend is attributed to factors like alcohol consumption and the consequences of chronic Hepatitis B. Dr. Kansiime speaking..
The hospital also grapples with other health burdens, these encompass HIV-related issues, including Tuberculosis, as well as non-communicable diseases like diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney failure, and heart failure. END.