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Arua City Taskforce Decries Loopholes in Home Based Care of COVID-19 Patients

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Dr. Filbert Nyeko, the Director of Arua Regional Referral Hospital, says that the management of patients placed under home-based especially in poor families is challenging due to congestion in homes and poor structures.
Dr. Filbert Nyeko the Director Arua regional referral hospital stressing a point in favor of abondonement of Covi19 home based care.

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Arua City health department and City COVID-19 Taskforce have raised concern about the loopholes in the home-based care management of COVID-19 patients. They argue that the home-based care management system of patients is escalating infections, especially in poor families. 

Records from the Arua City Surveillance Office shows that since the second wave stated cumulatively the city has registered 373 COVID-19 patients under the home-based care management with 301 recoveries, 42 deaths 10 referrals to Kampala and while 18 active cases are in the COVID-19 Treatment Unit-CTU.

 

Dr. Filbert Nyeko, the Director of Arua Regional Referral Hospital, says that the management of patients placed under home-based especially in poor families is challenging due to congestion in homes and poor structures. He explains that a number of asymptomatic patients freely mingle with the rest of the family members creating room for further spread of the virus. 

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Charles Arijole, a Clinical Officer and a member of the COVID-19 Surveillance Team at Oli Health Center IV disclosed that many people quarantined in their homes end up infecting other family members. He says that it is high time for the government to consider confining all positive COVID-19 cases in health facilities.    

 

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  Dr. Fred Chandi, the in Charge Oli Health Center IV says that moderate COVID-19 cases ought to be handled at health facilities because of the carelessness of most people in homes.

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Dr. Pontius Apangu, the Principal Health Officer Arua City and Secretary Arua City COVID-19 Taskforce has warned of dire consequences if the government doesn’t drop the home based care management for COVID-19 patients as the country enters into the 3rd wave.  

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