Irene Laker, a board member of Gulu Union for Persons with Disabilities revealed in an interview that the office receives at least 3 cases of the women testing positive with the infection on a daily basis.
The Deputy Director of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Dr Paska Apiyo, also a Physician and in-charge of in charge of COVID-19 Treatment Center says most patients being admitted at the facility have been showing signs of severe complications.
According to Tibamanya, they often fail to manage patients whose conditions requires oxygen because of the intermittent power supply. He attributes that the power problem to the fact they share a single line with neighbouring institutions.
An official at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital told URN on condition of anonymity that there are often between 3 to 4 unclaimed bodies at the facility each month. Dr. David Tibwamanya, the Principal Administrator Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says that always hand such bodies to Gulu City Council after waiting for their relatives to claim them in vain.
Barbara Acaya, a P.5 school dropout from Agwayugi Primary School and a resident of Lukome Parish, Bungatira Sub –County in Gulu District delivered the triplets pre –maturely on 6th March this year, two months before the due date. It is believed the malaria she suffered from led to the pre –mature delivery.
Dr Odong, says health workers had to come first to show an example to the general public to embrace the exercise. He rubbished misinformation making rounds on social media about the vaccines, saying the vaccines underwent all the required standard tests before approval.
Grace Lamunu, another student of Gulu Army Secondary School, a day school says students are not bothered by SOPs and mix up freely with the hope that COVID-19 threats have been eliminated through the discovery of the vaccine.
Dr. Richard Echodu, the Gulu University Laboratory Director told URN in an interview that the Laboratory is level two and that it shall be run by a total of 15 qualified staff who underwent COVID -19 testing training. He said three out of those staff hold PhD in Laboratory Technology.
Esther Stella Atim, the In-charge of the Sickle Cell and Palliative Care Unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital told URN in an interview that they had taken three months with the reagents before they received some supplies early this month that have also run out.
His death was confirmed to URN this afternoon by his family members in Kitgum and Kampala. Lapolo breath his last from the National Referral Hospital Mulago a few minutes to 1:00 pm. He was admitted in December 2020.
Until the new development, Gulu had a single treatment centre for COVID-19 at the Gulu Regional Referral Hospital which has a capacity of only twelve beds yet serving the eight districts of Acholi Sub Region.