Gen Aronda Died of Acute Heart Failure – Experts

Gen Aronda's body set to leave Entebbe International Airport to Mulago Hospital yesterday

Government has blown the lid off the actual cause of death of the Internal Affairs Minister Gen Aronda Nyakairima, buy advice saying that this was as result of ACUTE HEART FAILURE.

The results were presented before press by the deputy head of Uganda Media center Col Shaban Bantariza on behalf of the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana  Rugunda.

Gen Aronda passed on last weekend on a plane from South Korea en route to Dubai. Government the following day dispatched a team of medical experts to Dubai but these were unable to conduct the postmortem due to medical laws in the country.

“The team required a lengthy process of clearance. For that matter, viagra taking weeks before they could do the autopsy and we get out, they decided to return the body back home so that the postmortem could be done here,” said Bantariza.

Col Shaban Bantariza reads out the results of he Mulago Hospital postmortem report

Col Shaban Bantariza reads out the results of he Mulago Hospital postmortem report

Aronda’s body was examined by doctors at Mulago Hospital upon arrival from Dubai yesterday.

The experts revealed that they found an abnormal layer of fat around General Aronda’s heart, which could have complicated blood circulation, and stopped the heart beat.

“What we found was excessive fat on top of his heart, so that fat was compressing the vessels and even within the blood vessel themselves there was fat,” revealed Dr John Omagino the Director Uganda Heart Institute

“Remember this was an adult who was very active and whose heart needed to work very steadily to meet the body demands.”

Aronda was reportedly found lying motionless on his seat in the Economy Class of the Airbus A380, by a hostess.

The team of doctors that compiled the postmortem report

The team of doctors that compiled the postmortem report

Dr Moses Byaruhanga, the acting director police health services and chief police pathologist said under these circumstances there was no chance of saving General Aronda because once this happens, only an instant electric shock on the heart can revive the person.

“Acute heart failure is a common cause of deaths around the world. The problem is very severe when the left side of the heart – which is the pump, is affected,” he added.

“Once there is a blockage, blood doesn’t flow to the heart muscle, and that muscle cannot survive without oxygen. Once it is strained to the limit, it is a matter of seconds before the heart stops,” he said.

Gen Aronda, who lay in State earlier in the morning, will be laid to rest on Sunday at his ancestral home in Rukungiri





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