By Jjunju Francis
5th Feb 2019
The Vicar General of Kampala Msgr. Charles Kasibante has advised medical practitioners to always take care of themselves both spiritually and physically to avoid unnecessary death, though death is unpredictable.
This was during a requiem Mass for the departed Senior Surgeon Consult, Dr. Lawrence Ekwaru who died of Hepatitis B at St. Francis Nsambya Hospital where he has serviced for over 30 years.
Msgr. Kasibante said death remains a mystery but Christians must be ready to face it with strength through prayers.
The Medical Superintendent of Nsambya Hospital Dr. Edward Ddumba described the late Dr. Ekwaru 63, as a selfless professional who offered service with excellence like the motto of Nsambya hospital at almost no cost because money was secondary to his service.
Other medical professionals and leaders from the Catholic church health departments like Prof. Fred Ssengoba chairman board Nsambya hospital and Dr. Sam Orach Executive Secretary Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) all hailed the late for his evangelization through the medical profession.
Dr. Ekwaru survived with a widow and four children; he will be buried in Lango, Kole district at Abim on Thursday February 7th 2019.