By our reporter

Information reaching our news desk indicates that Dr. Lawrence Kaggwa, a surgeon and former Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital has passed on.

Dr Kaggwa passed away on Friday morning at the Uganda Heart Institute, where he was admitted last month with breathing complications.

Born in April 1948 in Kiryasaka village, Masaka District, Dr Kaggwa attended Buyoga Primary School, Bukalasa Seminary, St Henry’s Kitovu, and St Mary’s College Kisubi schools before joining Makerere University Medical School in 1969 and completing in 1974.

He worked as the executive director of Mulago Hospital; Uganda’s National Referral Hospital for 12 years for 12 years from 1993.

During his time as Mulago Hospital ED, Dr Kaggwa played a fundamental in acquiring laboratory equipment for haematology (blood), bio-chemistry (chemicals in blood), hespatology (tissue) and micro biology (microorganisms, bacteria, viruses etc.) tests, after securing funding from the Japanese ambassador.