By; Jjunju Francis
Those who intend to trek long journeys to Namugongo as pilgrims are advised to first take full medical examination to assess their health status to avoid incidents of death and serious health complications on the way.
The Archbishop of Tororo the host diocese for this year’s martyrs day celebrations His Grace Emmanuel Obbo says contacts have been made to secure pilgrims but at particular points and in Namugongo but at some points along the way it might be difficult.
Last year a pilgrim Scovia Moro a resident of Ober parish in Barr Sub County who trekked from Lira to Kafu before complaining of severe abdominal pain, was admitted to Bishop Asili health centre 1V in Luweero and developed serious health complications and died.
He says foot pilgrims from Tororo who might hit 7000 have been urged to go for medical checkup and have also secured ambulances and private vehicles with doctors to assist in case of any complications.
At Namugongo all the major catholic health hospitals Nsambya, Kisubi, Lubaga along with the government have a plan in place to help pilgrims who will have any health complications.
Archbishop Obbo emphasized prayers for the day to be successfully celebrated besides the walk of faith that will take place on May 12 a Novena of 9 days will also start on May 25 to June 2nd all intended to help people meditate and pray through the intercession of the Uganda Martyrs to get peace.