Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has implored members of the public to embrace early and regular medical checks of certain diseases in order to keep track of their health status.
The Premier made the call on Sunday while speaking at the burial of John Masanyu, the father of Julius Mucunguzi, who heads communications at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Burial took place in Ryabirengye village, Bukinda sub county, in Rukiga district.
Rugunda expressed concern that many people are dying early from diseases because of inadequate knowledge about some diseases and how to treat them.
Rugunda, a medical doctor himself, says when early diagnosis of diseases is done, it gives room for a person suffering from the disease to plan and get treatment.
The Prime minister described the late John Masanyu as a person who was influential, humble and one that inculcated good discipline to his children.
Preaching during the burial service, the Kigezi diocesan secretary Rev Can. Obed Turihohabwe asked mourners to prepare early when they are still alive for them to leave commendable legacies.
This he said can only be achieved through fully committing themselves to do what pleases and glorifies the name of God.
John Masanyu, who dies at 74, succumbed to prostate cancer on Friday at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital. He has been survived by a widow and seven children.