To treat each person, they require two units of blood meaning two donors are required for each patient, according to Kirenga, who explains that the higher the antibodies the quicker a person will be able to recover from the virus.
The hospital, however, has to keep on standby for new cases from across the country especially Nwoya, Kitgum among others because Gulu Regional Regional hospital, with over 120 patients is no longer admitting new cases.
Dr. William Worodria, who heads the Case Management Team on the National COVID-19 taskforce admitted at the beginning the people who were testing positive presented mild symptoms which is why things like rehabilitation were missed in the guidelines.
Masindi district registered its first COVID-19 case on May 1,2020 after a police detective attached to Masindi Central police station tested positive for the Coronavirus during the Rapid Assessment survey conducted by the health ministry across the country.
At least 192 doctors have already been hit by the virus represent 4 per cent of the 5000 Ugandans who have so far tested positive, which is an excessively disproportionate infection rate in the country where one doctor serves over ten thousand people.
“As COVID-19 cases rise in Africa, the impact on nutrition and food systems cannot be denied. The threat of this new virus requires us to adopt new ways of looking and overcoming malnutrition,” said former President of Ghana John Kufuor, an ALN founding member and Nutrition Champion.
Geoffrey Okello, the Executive Director of Gulu NGO Forum says herbal medicines can support the treatment of patients with COVID-19 and he advised the government to examine those already in existence since so far, science has failed to discover a remedy yet the infection rates are soaring beyond control.
According to the UN agencies, prolonged closure of schools stops learning from taking place, which will leave children vulnerable. They say the government should prioritise the re-opening of schools as lockdowns are lifted, and develop frameworks to ensure safe environments.