RUNDU: The mother of the five year-old boy whose left leg was amputated together with her entire left buttock is furious over the alleged refusal by most schools at Rundu to admit her child for pre-primary school next year.
The visited schools alleged that the do not have special toilets and workers to specifically look after his needs.
The amputation follows an accident which the minor boy who was two years-old at the time of the were involved in together with her mother in 2009 at the Sinzogoro village situated some 30m west of Rundu while coming back from school holiday with other children.
The minor boy’s mother Katrina Nyumbu, 34, told this reporter on Tuesday that after the accident which occurred on 24 May 2009, Medical Doctors at the Rundu State Hospital allegedly amputated her son Muronga Hausiku, which also saw his entire left buttock removed.
The visibly sad Nyumbu, narrated that Doctors at the Rundu hospital operated her son without her consent, and only saw that her son has lost one of his leg and buttock while in Windhoek’s Katutura State hospital where she was also transferred.
After being transferred to a private Hospital from the Katutura Hospital Nyumbu said, medical Doctors there told her that his son’s anus will have to be blocked as the amputation on his buttock which was done in Rundu Hospital was allegedly too severe to leave it (the anus) open.
The boy now relieves himself through a rectal tube of which the waste goes through a plastic bag which the boy carries with him all the time on his abdomen.
The plastic bags are provided to the boy by the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund on a monthly basis.
The boy’s mother, who has two daughters, has now accused the Rundu State Hospital Medical practitioners for negligence, saying they should have consulted her before amputating her only son.
Nyumbu said she is yet to get disclosure and reasons from the Rundu hospital as to why they had to severely amputate her son since 2009 when the accident happened.
Doctors have allegedly told the boy’s mother that his son would relieve himself through a rectal tube for the rest of his lives.
Nyumbu who was hoping to enroll her son for preprimary education come next year, was hit a blow in the face some three schools which she visited to enroll her child refused to admit him, saying they do not apparently have ‘special toilets’ and workers to look after his special needs.
Approached for comment, Kavango regional Education Director Alfons Dikuua said although he was unaware of schools that refused the boy admission into preprimary, he however promised to take the matter up with such school and invited the mother to visit his office.
Dikuua indicated through an interview with this reporter on Tuesday that if no suitable school is found for the child in the region, the regional education office will arrange for his placement into special schools either in Windhoek or elsewhere.