August 30, 2016

PHOTOS: M7 Mourns Fallen Surgeon Prof. Alexander

PHOTOS: M7 Mourns Fallen Surgeon Prof. Alexander


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday heaped praise on the country’s first surgeon, Prof. Alexander Mwa Odonga who died last week, lauding him for upholding medical ethics in his lifetime.

Museveni revealed that he got to know the deceased 15 years ago when he treated a visiting top dignitary
Museveni revealed that he got to know the deceased 15 years ago when he treated a visiting top dignitary

 

This was during a visit to the fallen surgeon’s home in Naguru, a push suburb in the capital, Kampala.

“I have paid my last respects to Prof. Alexander Mwa Odonga at his home in Naguru, Kampala. Prof Odonga, who served as dean of Makerere Medical School, was Uganda’s first surgeon & worked for 47 years,” Museveni said in a tweet.

According to many, Odonga was the symbol of Ugandan professionalism
According to many, Odonga was the symbol of Ugandan professionalism

 

The president also revealed how the fallen professor had treated a foreign envoy on a visit to Uganda.

“I got to know him 15 years ago when he treated a visiting top dignitary who had suffered intestinal obstruction,” Museveni revealed before adding, “I was proud of him. Not only did he uphold medical ethics but also Uganda’s reputation. His contribution is lauded. I thank the widow for looking after him. His children and other young people should emulate him.”

Museveni thanked the widow for looking after the fallen professor
Museveni thanked the widow for looking after the fallen professor

 

He will be laid to rest on Thursday 1st September 2016 at 12:00noon at St. Philips Cathedral Cementery.

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