COVID-19 UPDATE: Dr Gelasius Mukasa a Uganan senior paediatrician has succumbed to COVID-19, The Daily Express confirms.
According to his colleagues, the 78-year-old had been admitted to an Intensive Care Unit at the time of his death.
Dr Mukasa had only just lost his wife to COVID-19 a few days back.In her obituary, paediatrician Dr Sabrina Kitaka said “Dr Mukasa was a wonderful paediatrician, with such a great love for the neonate; so much that as undergraduate students we believed that his other name was ‘Neonate’.”
“His passion for the newborn was so exemplary and honorable. He inspired many of us to love Pediatrics as a career choice, and for that, we are truly grateful. When I joined my Masters of Paediatrics, Dr Mukasa was our head of department, a duty he held with so much poise and grace.
“She added that he never once raised his voice at his subordinates and was respected all.Kitaka explained that last week his wife passed away while he was admitted and was not able to bury his wife.
“We look forward to seeing the COVID-19 vaccine availed in a timely fashion to all our seniors and the frontline workers. Rest in everlasting peace Dr Gelasius Mukasa. Forever in our hearts.”