The two institutional quarantine centres the district was operating in Nabigasa and Kakuuto sub-counties are currently closed; leaving the area with no facility where Covid-19 suspects can be admitted for monitoring.
According to Dr. Etolu, the hospital is preparing psychiatric ward for treatment and management of COVID-19 patients since the current TB Ward, which was turned into Isolation Unit and treatment center is filled up. The current unit has a capacity of only 12 patients.
The patients include three women and one girl. They were among the first 10 contacts of a businessman from Bukedea who tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was taken to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for treatment. The group was quarantined in Kumi district but their results turned positive.