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Kaabong Hospital Patients Battle Bed Bugs

Patience Ojok, a senior nursing officer at the hospital acknowledges the presence of bed bugs in the wards, saying they have tried to fumigate the wards in vain.
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Patients in several wards in Kaabong hospital are battling bedbug infestation. The most infested include the pediatric, male and the female wards.

 

The infestation has forced admitted patients to abandon the facility during the night and only to return in the morning hours for treatment. One of the patients identified as Napeyok, says sleeping in the ward is a nightmare.

 

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Patience Ojok, a senior nursing officer at the hospital acknowledges the presence of bed bugs in the wards, saying they have tried to fumigate the wards in vain.

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Dr. Sharif Nalibe, the Kaabong District Health Officer, says arrangements are underway to get rid of the blood sucking insects. Although bed bugs don't carry disease, they feed on human blood during the night.

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