Mpigi family has sued the Health Ministry and a private school after their late son was injected with Covid-19 without their consent.
A family in the Mpigi district has sued the Health Ministry and a private school after their late son was injected with a Covid-19 jab without their consent.
In a filed suit, Tendo Nalwadda alleges that her 14-year-old son Jonathan Luyinda, a former Senior two student at St. Martin Secondary school, in July died due to multiple organ failure that occurred shortly after he was injected with the jab at his school in February this year.
Nalwadda also alleges the school administration allowed the Ministry of health staff from Mpigi district health centre IV to vaccinate her son without her consent.
As a result, she says her boy developed serious complications after receiving the first dose of Pfizer on February 8, 2022, which eventually led to his death.
Through her lawyers of Alto Advocates, she is seeking special damages for negligence, unauthorized COVID-19 vaccination of a minor, loss of life, loss of dependency, care, pain, and suffering.
Nalwadda in her suit also accuses the health officials at Mpigi district health centre IV of withholding the postmortem report of the deceased shortly after the death.
“That the officials of the first respondent (AG) refused to avail us with the postmortem report, upon request but rather the pathologist gave us a note authorizing the removal of the body from the mortuary,” she alleges.
She adds that non of the accused parties attended to her deceased son nor tried to mitigate the effects of their illegal and unethical conduct of administering the vaccine without her consent.
As a result, she is now seeking compensation for Shillings 20 million in general damages, medical bills, and burial expenses as well as another Shillings 5 billion.
The court has, however, directed the accused parties to file their responses within 15 days. “You are hereby required to file a defense to the said suit within 15 days from the date of service of summons on you in the manner prescribed under the law,” reads the court document signed by the registrar.
Giving a highlight of the whole general situation earlier on, the deceased’s elder brother, Jasper Nsubuga said Luyinda’s health deteriorated days after he had been vaccinated.
“Upon getting the information that Jonah was not fine, we immediately made a call to his school and we were assured that he was fine but later on his condition worsened. His situation kept on worsening each day. “His whole body was swollen,” Nsubuga narrated in June this year.
He said during the same time he (Luyinda) was rushed to several health facilities and a number of reviews done on him but despite the doctors discovering that he had multi organ failure, they could not resolve his situation.
“Doctors told us that they could not handle his health situation anymore. We went to Rubaga Hospital and it was also discovered that most of Jonah’s body parts were badly affected including the lungs, kidneys, heart and brain,” Nsubuga added then.