A Uganda Christian College (UCU) lecturer died on Saturday after having beforehand complained of the after-effects from a second Covid-19 jab.
Okoku Obomba, 64, who was a lecturer on the school of Journalism, Media and Communication, died at Mengo hospital.
Obomba had earlier sought therapy from Zia Angelina Well being Centre in Namugongo, a Kampala suburb.
“A sequence of checks had been carried out at Zia Angelina Well being Centre together with a Renal Operate Check (RFT) to evaluate the features of the kidney, liver perform checks [to help diagnose and monitor liver disease or damage] and a blood sugar take a look at [to measure the amount of sugar in the blood],” Ms Joanitta Ngabiroch Obomba, the spouse of the deceased, informed Day by day Monitor.
She added: “However, the power [Zia Angelina Health Centre] referred him to do an echocardiogram a [test that uses ultrasound to show how your heart muscle and valves are working] at Mengo hospital the place he was ultimately taken.”
Obomba was additionally a veteran journalist, who beforehand labored with some dailies within the nation. Ms Obomba informed Day by day Monitor that earlier than his respective hospital admissions, her husband complained of persistent headache. This was shortly after getting his second Covid-19 jab in July.
She stated: “He started complaining of a headache. He nonetheless complained of headache even after the primary jab. Nonetheless, as a result of it was delicate, he would swallow Panadol and get advantageous. However, it was after the second dose that complications elevated. Issues received from unhealthy to worse but he already had underlying circumstances of diabetes and hypertension. There was additionally a dislocated disc that he was coping with.”
Ms Lorah Cenge, the youngest daughter of the deceased, had talked about throughout memorial prayers at UCU yesterday that her father’s well being deteriorated after the second jab.
“My dad’s loss of life caught us without warning. The trigger is what everyone seems to be asking,” Ms Cenge stated.
She stated her father complained of again ache and struggled to maneuver inside the research space at house.
Ms Cenge stated of their final dialog, her father urged her to make use of her diploma properly.
Ms Monica Chibita, the Dean, College of Journalism, Media and Communication, stated Obomba was one of many pioneer workers of the Mass Communication Division and was instrumental within the writing of the maiden curriculum on which the Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication programme was constructed.
She wrote: “I do know Mr Obomba had some well being points, however I had spoken to him this previous week, and he had assured me that the state of affairs was beneath management and that he was on his method to attend a physiotherapy session. In actual fact he informed me that he had taught a category that week which additional re-assured me that he was on the street to restoration. I inspired him to hunt correct medical care to make sure the whole lot was proper earlier than he took on a heavy workload once more.”
She added: “As a result of I lived in Kira and him in Namugongo, we sometimes rode house collectively from work, so I received to know Mr Obomba fairly properly….”
“He since taught a variety of programs together with Introduction to Mass Communication, Media Principle, Broadcast Information Reporting and Present Affairs, and most not too long ago, Media Literacy. He liked instructing and constructed robust bonds along with his college students.
“For a few years we had been hesitant to exchange him as internship coordinator as a result of he provided important management to that train, and was well-known to the trade. He took his work very severely. He additionally willingly stood in as Head or, later, as Dean each time requested to,” she said.
Mr Anthony Wesaka, an alumnus from the Mass Communication, 2005 cohort, recalled how some college students would search Dutch braveness to measure as much as Obomba throughout his public talking lessons.
He stated: “He determined to alternate in selecting names of the scholars to do the general public talking. He used to comply with the alphabetical order however upon studying of the methods, he would learn names within the reverse order.”
Mr Wesaka described the deceased’s lectures as satisfying and that “we will miss OO as we used to name him.”
Ms Joan Akello, one other former pupil, now a journalist at Uganda Radio Community, stated she’s going to all the time bear in mind him for his values and magnificence.
“He was all the time time aware, very strict however on the similar time, humorous in his approach,” Ms Akello stated, including that his sense of style, together with the suspenders, fascinated her.
Ms Obomba stated the deceased will probably be laid to relaxation on Thursday in Nebbi District. He leaves behind a spouse, 9 kids and 9 grandchildren.