The three, all adult male truck drivers; two from Oli division and one from Dadamu Sub County, in Arua district are part of 29 locals who were admitted at the regional COVID-19 treatment centre after testing positive from Elegu border and some of their contacts.
Arua Regional Referral Hospital
has discharged three people after successfully recovering from COVOD-19,
bringing the number of all those discharged to eight.
The three, all adult male truck
drivers; two from Oli division and one from Dadamu Sub County, in Arua
district are part of 29 locals who were admitted at the regional COVID-19
treatment centre after testing positive from Elegu border and some of their contacts. They were sent home on Friday.
Arua Hospital Director Dr Philbert Nyeko said that the hospital has discharged eight patients so far, but warned the public
against stigmatizing the discharged persons. He says discharging the patients, is a success story
for Arua and West Nile region.
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Meanwhile Dr Gilbert Aniku, the
team leader of Arua Hospital COVID-19 treatment centre implored the communities
within Arua and West Nile to take strict measures to minimize the spread of the
pandemic adding that they are already getting overwhelmed with cases in the
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Khalsum Abdu, the deputy Mayor of Arua Municipality said there is a need to heighten security at the isolation and
quarantine centres to avoid suspects escaping into communities.
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Arua RDC Nahori Oya commended the
health workers for working tirelessly to ensure that the patients recover and urged
the public to observe COVID-19 preventive guidelines saying the pandemic is already
with the communities, requiring that people refrain from bad communal cultures.
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According to the hospital
authorities, as the pandemic takes root in communities, there are
outstanding challenges of lack of space, Personal Protection Equipment, personal effects for the cases
in isolation and quarantine, fear of contracting COVID-19 among health workers
and stigma which they say need urgent attention to
contain the situation.