By Twesigye Aggrey
Police inquest is underway into the mysterious death of a senior anesthesiologist at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital which occurred on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at Kiswahili cell where the deceased has been residing.
SP Samson Kasasira the Rwizi Regional Police Spokesperson identified the deceased as Dr.Rukia Abura who hails from Lira district.
Aburu was a postgraduate medical student at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) specializing in Anesthesiology
According to Halson Kagure the Hospital Public Relations officer,it’s alleged that on Wednesday morning anonymous person rang the deceased’s workmates at the facility informing them that Abura was unconscious.
Kagure explained that immediately emergency medical services led by Dr.Emma Munyarugyero was dispatched to the deceased’s residence along Bananuka Road in Kiswahili cell.He however said the team could not save the life of their own as she had already kicked the bucket.
He said Abura was found lying on her back on the bed.
Addressing the media at his office,Dr.Celestine Barigye the hospital director explained that the death of Dr.Abura was not only a big blow to the facility but also the entire nation.
By press time the body of the deceased had been conveyed to Mbarara regional referral hospital mortuary pending autopsy.