Brother Elio Croce, the head of technical department at St Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu has died.
Elio who is also the founder of St Jude Orphanage in Bardege-Layibi Division in Gulu City reportedly succumbed to corona virus from Mulago Hospital in Kampala where he had been admitted for a month.
The deceased who is a member of the Comboni brothers started work at Lacor Hospital in 1985 as the head of technical department.
Josephine Anying, the communications Officer St Mary’s Hospital Lacor confirmed Elio’s death saying they were to hold a meeting to plan for his burial adding that they were waiting for his body to arrive in Gulu.
This brings to three, the number of Comboni brothers in Gulu succumbing to Coronavirus in the last two weeks.
Last week, two Comboni brothers- Benito Ricci, a former Treasurer for the Archdiocese of Gulu, a resident of Layibi in Gulu West Division and Fr. Jesus Aranda who was working in Palorinya Refugee Camp in Moyo District also succumbed to covid-19.