Doctors at Kiruddu General Referral Hospital along Salaama Road in Makindye Division, a Kampala suburb have given musician Hajati Madina 3 months to be operated upon or risk facing more deadly symptoms of her heart condition or worse still lose her life.

One of Madina’s sons told the Grapevine that her mother, who doctors say is suffering from Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), needs 18 million shillings to be worked on.

“She is at the moment finding a lot of difficulty in breathing which has affected her speech, but the truth is we have nowhere to get this money. Doctors told us that some of her arteries to the heart got blocked and she needs to undergo an operation to have them unblocked but this has stalled because of lack of funds. The alternative medication that is being given to her currently is not enough.

My mother was crying the other day and pleaded with Mama Fiina to forgive her and offer her some help,” the son told us.

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