Otto was hospitalized on Tuesday where he was rushed from Pader District where he collapsed during interrogations in relation to his escape from police custody on January 6th for flouting COVID-19 guidelines and campaigning past 6 pm.
Already 828 suspected contacts have been placed under home quarantine as opposed to being in the designated institutional isolation centre at Gulu School of Health Sciences located in East Division of Gulu City.
Business and traffic were paralyzed as security personnel hunted for suspected contacts of the driver. However, five people were traced and immediately whisked away to the Gulu School of Clinical Officers quarantine facility.
Martine Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC 5 Chairperson also the coordinator District Task Force, says the interception of trucker, brings to three number of positive cases being treated at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
The deceased, a resident of Ongedo village, in Palaro Sub County, was hacked to death at the height of a protracted land dispute with one George Odong, who was later arrested as a prime suspect. It is alleged that on April 26 at around 5:45 pm, Odong led seven of his accomplices who were armed with sharp and lethal objects and descended on Olum, in order to repossess the disputed land.
Now Acholi diaspora have opened up an account with Lloyds Bank; a British retail and commercial bank with branches across England and Wales to raise funds to meet Anek’s upkeep and medical bills under Acct No: 57285860 and S/C No: 30-96-26.
The driver if the truck registration number KCE 448E, entered Uganda through Malaba on April 12, enroute to South Sudan. He was intercepted at Kamdini Trading Centre in Oyam District, about 65Km South of Gulu Town.
It is alleged that George Kilama Awudu on Wednesday night at around 08:00 pm was among other people who were reported drinking at a local joint in Goyang Quarters, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality.
Yoweri Idiba, the Gulu District Health Officer - DHO says on average; the task force needs a minimum of 80 liters of fuel every 24 hours or cash equivalent of one million shillings for the ambulances to respond to emergencies.
A number of hospital administrators who spoke to our reporters on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal from their bosses, said they haven’t received any equipment. The few available beds are in terrible state and unfit for human use. In the Eastern Uganda, only two ICU beds are functional at Jinja Regional Referral hospital.
It is estimated a patient spends between 900,000 to 1,500,000 to hire an ambulance loaded with return fuel and support nurse from Gulu to Kampala to access CT scan machine services. Patients from Karamoja and West Nile sub regions even spent more on the journey.
According to Dr. Elima, the unreliable power supply has constrained outreach programs because the quarterly fuel budget of between Shillings 8 to 11 million is so meager to facilitate other hospital activitie