The deceased's family confided in Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC5 Chairperson with whom Lapolo closely worked on the COVID-19 Gulu Task Force and revealed that he died after being abandoned among 17 other patients at the COVID-19 red-light room without caregivers.
Gulu District Information Officer, Gloria Aloyo, a member of the committee said they translated two articles about general info on COVID-19 guidelines and the other for Village Health Teams (VHT) involvement and guidelines.
Pabbo S.S becomes second and prime isolation facility after the first emergency quarantine center was of four beds established at Elegu cross boarder by World Health Organization – WHO and International Organization for Migration (IOM).
This follows a confirmed case of Ebola virus in Ariwara health zone, an area that shares a common border with Arua district and situated 70 kilometres from the border with South Sudan’s Yei River state. The area has a high volume of trade and population movement between districts in West Nile and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a vulnerable country with healthcare system incapacitated by decades of armed conflict.