President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has tasked the personal doctor of the deceased Kampala Diocese Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga to provide more explanations on the disease that untimely killed him.
He has tasked these doctors to explain more about the Ischemic heart disease that killed the prelate.
Dr. Lwanga was found dead on Saturday at his home. A post-mortem report carried out by Mulago national referral hospital has indicated that he died of a heart attack caused by a blood clot.
“This means a heart attack that is due to a blood clot that was found inside the artery that supplies blood to the heart,” Dr. Ssekitooleko said. “When this happens, it takes three to five minutes for one to die.”
While speaking to mourners at Dr. Lwanga’s National Mourning function that was organized by the State at Kololo Ceremonial grounds today, president Museveni said he was shocked by the death, adding that doctors have to explain more about the disease and subsequent death.
“It was a shock when I heard that he had died. I inquired then spoke to the police surgeon who was involved in the post-mortem. I think these doctors at a time must start explaining to the audience,” he said adding
“I am told the condition that killed him is well known. I asked my doctor (Diana) Atwine that if the condition is well known, what do you do about it,”
Museveni added that, “Although we say that God has called us, I want our people to stay here as long as possible. Doctors should explain in detail some of these things. There is what they call the ECG (electrocardiogram) test,”
“It may see muscles of the heart but may not see properly where fats block the heart, there is another machine called Echo which detects such, so I asked why they did not do it,” he said