Dr. James Elima, the l Director Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says they haven’t paid food suppliers for four months. He says the situation has forced them to suspend providing breakfast to patients and cut down on the meals from three to one each day.
A 14-day lockdown had been imposed on Gulu, after a pronouncement by President Yoweri Museveni to maintain restrictions on areas that had evidence of community transmissions of the virus. At the time, there were 43 active cases of COVID-19 undergoing treatment at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
The district last week received 152 million shillings from the Ministry of Health for the exercise that will start from 15th to 19th of October. However, they argue that the money is inadequate for the 163 vaccination canters in the 16 sub-counties.
Francis Okongo, the Cancer Registrar of Gulu Cancer Registry told URN in an interview that Cancer Registries should be established in all the regions so that the regional variations in cancer incidents can be taken care of.