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Ntungamo district health officer collapses to death inside hotel sauna

RIP: Dr Richard Bakamuturaki

RIP: Dr Richard Bakamuturaki

Ntungamo district health officer Dr Richard Bakamuturaki has collapsed and died from inside a sauna.

According to Anthony Kushaba, the Ntungamo district communications officer, Bakamuturaki collapsed in a sauna at Ntungamo Resort hotel on Sunday evening before he was rushed to Amazing Grace clinic, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Rwizi police spokesperson Samson Kasasira says that they are waiting for the postmortem to establish the cause of death.

Denis Muhumuza, Itojo sub-county LC V councillor, says the late was one of the best civil servants and best medical worker Ntungamo district has ever had.

Muhumuza describes Bakamuturaki, who was fondly known as Cameroon as a down-to-earth person, saying that he has been very resourceful and focal in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bakamuturaki has been in civil service for more than 15 years and served most of the years in Ntungamo as the district health officer.

He also served in Rakai district from where he joined Ntungamo in the same capacity. Born in Kagarama town council in Kajara county, Ntungamo district, Bakamuturaki has died aged 48.

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