The Uganda prisons spokesperson Frank Baine has confirmed that Dr. Stella Nyanzi has gone through what he described as mandatory medical examination.
This act has instead spilled several reactions from Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s relatives and legal team sighting that it was not mandatory since she did not consent to the checkup thus portraying the greatest degree of human rights abuse.
According to Mr. Baine, he added that Stella Nyanzi is not the first person to undergo medical examination and the same exercise has been done to former presidential Candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye and the Rwenzururu Kingdom king Omusinga Charles wisely Mumbere.
“We don’t need a court order to do medical checkups. Medical examination is a must during admission.” Baine said.
Baine also added that Stella Nyanzi is okay and calm and was not subjected her to medical checkups but it’s a requirement during admission however If the doctors had found a psychiatric problem, she wouldn’t be in Luzira and the authories would have informed court.
“There must be a medical checkup to confirm whether the person has any health issues. We’re not supposed to keep people with contagious diseases and you can’t ascertain their condition without a medical checkup” he added.