Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says for the first time, the new year celebration in Acholi sub-region went on peacefully without crimes like murder, rape, and grave assault among others reported to the police.
William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner says that Kthose that will undergo the test include residents of Apollo grounds, market vendors, Boda Boda cyclists and health workers in all private and government health facilities in the district.
This comes just a few days after the district registered a total of 17 positive COVID-19 cases. Eight of the cases were registered from Apollo grounds in the Central Division, eight from Kitgum maternity home, a private health facility and one from Kitgum general hospital.
Bezy Omoya, the Kitgum General Hospital Senior Administrator says with the current growing patient numbers, there is a need to have in place a modern mortuary that can accommodate more bodies and be able to keep them for long in case they are unclaimed.
At Agape Drug Shop, Kitgum General Hospital Private Ward and Kitgum Maternity and medical Center, pharmacists who didn’t want their names mentioned so as to speak freely, said they didn’t restock Chloroquine due to the high price