Medical Report: Oulanyah Died Of Multiple Organ Failure. A medical report has indicated that former Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, died of multiple organ failure.
While briefing a special sitting of Parliament in honour of the late Speaker of Parliament of Uganda on Tuesday, Health Minister Dr. Jane Aceng said Oulanyah suffered heart, lungs, kidney and liver failure.
Aceng has told parliament that Oulanyah’s liver started failing while he was still in Uganda and this, was followed by complications in his lungs as it started collecting fluids but the kidney and heart failed while in Seattle.
The Minister who is also a qualified doctor revealed that Oulanyah also had multiple bacterial infections while still at home and further suffered viral infections while in Seattle. The treatment for viral infections further suppressed the bone marrow.
According to Dr. Aceng, Oulanyah’s ill health traces back to 2019 when he (Oulanyah) discovered he had a swelling in the neck. It was a relatively big swelling and took Oulanyah to seek medical attention in Germany.
“The swelling was removed, analyzed and he was told it was cancer. Oulanyah was started on treatment which he finished in Uganda at the Cancer Institute,” Dr. Aceng said.
It has been ascertained that from then, Oulanyah started visiting several other hospitals in a bid to get treatment for the same illness however when the covid-19 pandemic and lockdown came there were challenges and the 2021 election campaigns.
Oulanyah didn’t get time to go for treatment abroad and by the time Oulanyah was flown out of the country, his condition had deteriorated.
According to Dr. Aceng, because of the suppressed bone marrow, his body could not produce white and red blood cells whereas he had also developed multi-drug resistant bacteria which he had acquired after staying in hospital for too long.
Oulanyah was admitted at a specialized hospital in Seattle, Unites States of America where he was announced dead on March 20, 2022..