Dr. Kenneth Cana, the acting Gulu District Health Officer told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that reactivation of the covid-19 taskforce is in readiness to combat the deadly disease in case it spills to the region.
The RDC said that the district has already tasked all Health Facilities in the district to put in place isolation centers where they can manage suspected patients before evacuating then to the main isolation center at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital.
Samuel Walulya Akalyamaggwa, a driver at the stage, says that they don't have any knowledge about the disease and have not taken any measures to protect themselves. He says they are yet to be sensitized by the authorities in Kampala on how to deal with the situation.
Josephine Ajok, a resident of Bargweng village Adowa Parish in Ogur Sub-county, says that the construction of Barlonyo HCIII will relieve her the burden of walking long distances to Ogur HCIV or raising money for paying Boda- boda riders who currently charge exorbitant fees due to the high fuel prices.
Dr. Collins Satya, the medical superintendent of Bukwo hospital confirmed that the situation is bad. He explained that police dumped the two bodies of two mob justice victims at the hospital after they were lynched for alleged cattle theft last week.