Hundreds of mourners have today thronged Rushaka Kabaale in Bisheshe Sub County, Ibanda District for the sendoff of Carol Atuhirwe, a fallen cancer victim.
The deceased’s parents Mugizi Fankline and Mugizi Grace described the late as “as a person who will not be replaced”.
Mrs. Mugizi also revealed that Carol’s death wish was that political leaders join hands to provide Radio therapy machines in different hospitals to prevent the kind of suffering she went through.
Dr. David Namanya from Mulago Hospital revealed that they tried their “best to save Carol’s life.”
According to Dr. Namanya, Carol underwent radiotherapy twice, which is a rare incident.
The Doctor also revealed that during her second session in the machine, she sadly developed chest wounds forcing them to subject her to chemotherapy.
“The body failed to respond to drugs which forced us to change the treatment,” he said, adding that “We got doctors from India who told us that they can handle her, but it was all in vain”.
Bishop Sheldon Mwesigwa used the ceremony to express his gloom towards the District health system, especially in the cancer section.
“Ibanda is still lagging behind most especially when it comes to cancer patients,”he said.
“There’s no where people can test from especially Prostate and Cervical cancer,” he said.
Maj. Guma Gumisiriza, MP Ibanda North asked Cancer patients to be patient as they “are making research on a certain tree”.
Apparently, there are hopes that the tree could carry high cancer curative value.