The facility has received five suspected coronavirus cases with four of these sent into self-isolation without any formal examination due to lack of protective gears and transport. One other walk-in case of contact was picked by the district health team and taken to Bwera Hospital for testing.
Esther Nakiryowa, another patient from Kilembe Hospital, says she had to buy some of her drugs from a private facility since they were not available at the health center III. She says she has no extra money to acquire medicines privately.
Dr James Muliwabyo, the Health Centre in Charge Kasese Municipal Health Centre III says the number of patients coming to the facility has drastically gone down in the last two weeks. Muliwabyo says on average the facility is currently receiving between 30 and 40 outpatients daily from the previous 60.
Joy Biira, one of protesters said she is often given pain killers and advised to buy essential medicines from private pharmacies. She wondered how the health center can operate without essential medicine.