‘A great blow to Uganda’: surgeon John Baptist Mukasa dies of Covid

‘A great blow to Uganda’: surgeon John Baptist Mukasa dies of Covid

‘A great blow to Uganda’: surgeon John Baptist Mukasa dies of Covid 150 150 icnagency

By: Saeed Kamali Dehghan | ‘A great blow to Uganda’: surgeon John Baptist Mukasa dies of Covid | Neuroscience | The Guardian

One of the few neurosurgeons in the country, Mukasa declined lucrative opportunities to work overseas, dedicating himself to training a new generation and going the ‘extra mile’ for patients

Kennedy Owuor first fell over in his hotel room in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, before headaches followed. He initially brushed the symptoms off as a minor problem, but soon he started having difficulties speaking and moving.

A trip in August 2020 to northern Uganda, as part of his duties working for the UN’s food agency, had to be interrupted. He was instead driven for 12 hours to UMC Victoria hospital in Kampala.

Related: ‘Best a human can be’: indigenous Amazonian Karapiru dies of Covid

He always went an extra mile to understand the social factors affecting his patients, besides their neurosurgical diseases

Continue reading…

icn-neurocience

Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world’s leading liberal voice
Back to top