Health Minister Ruth Aceng Reveals Cause Of Jacob Oulanyah’s Death After Receiving Medical Report From Seattle
By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: The medical report from Seattle where former late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah was admitted has revealed that he died of multiple organ failure.
Oulanyah was flown to Seattle in the United States for specialized treatment but died on March, 20,2022.
This has been confirmed by the Health Minister Dr.Jane Ruth Aceng while addressing parliament to answer queries from the public about the cause of Oulanyah’s death.
“The immediate cause of death was a multi-organ failure. The heart failed, the lungs failed, the liver failed and the kidney failed,” Dr.Aceng told parliament.
According to Aceng, Oulanyah’s liver started failing while he was still in Uganda noting that his lungs had started collecting fluids.
“The kidney and heart failed while in Seatle. He also had multiple bacterial infections while still here and viral infections while in Seattle. The treatment for viral infections further suppressed the bone marrow.”
The Health Minister told parliament that Oulanyah’s predicaments started in 2019 when he discovered he had a swelling in the neck.
“It was a relatively big swelling and took it upon himself to seek medical attention in Germany. The swelling was removed and analyzed and he was told it was cancer. He was started on treatment which he finished in Uganda cancer institute,” Aceng said.
Meanwhile, the body of Jacob is currently at Parliament in Kampala for a special sitting during which legislators will pay their last respects to the deceased speaker of Uganda’s 11th parliament.
Members of the public gathered along Parliament Avenue to pay their respects to the former speaker.
The body was received at Parliament by Speaker Anita Annet Among, her deputy Thomas Tayebwa, and Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga, among other top officials of Parliament.
On Wednesday 6th April 2022 at 9.00 am, Jacob Oulanyah’s body will be taken to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds for a State Funeral.
Thursday 7th April 2022 the body will lie at Lalogi for final respects by members of the public.
Friday 8th April 2022 the burial ceremony will start at 9.00 am. The day will be observed as a Public Holiday as declared by H.E. the President.