In other parts of the world, arguably, people die in spite of the healthcare system, that is to say they die in spite of receiving first class medical care; meaning that they die because of the condition that afflicts them and not necessarily because they did not access healthcare services in a timely manner.
In many incidences in Uganda, arguably, people die because of the healthcare system, that is to say they die of ailments which could have potentially been cured if they had received appropriate and timely healthcare.
Among such deaths are those that are related to physical injuries that require to be handled within intensive care units.
It is now widely believed that the famous music star succumbed to death from injuries that he got when he was beaten up in Entebbe. Was there no facility in Entebbe with an ICU?
It is reported that before he finally was hospitalised at Case in Kampala, he had be taken to at least two other facilities, one in Entebbe and another in Kampala.
The question is valid to ask: Would things have turned out different if Mozey had had access to a first class healthcare service shortly after the beating and without having to be transported longer distances and from one facility to another?
The question remains valid also for Akena (RIP) who was shot by Matthew Kanyamunyu; and indeed the question remains valid for many others as well.