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Budaka Health Centre IV On the Spot Over Fake Covid-19 Results

According to the councillors when they were tested at Budaka Health Center IV to enable them to attend the council meeting, they tested positive to covid-19. However, the councillors went to Nansanga Health Center III for a confirmatory test which turned negative. The results at Mbale Regional Hospital were also negative.
Councilors at Budaka CPS

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A section of Councillors in Budaka district have asked the police to investigate allegations that Budaka Health Center IV issued them fake Covid19 test results.  

The councillors include Paul Kungu of Kakule Sub County, Jude Kalyebi of Budaka town council and Tademeri sub-county, Hellen Aguramu of Kamonkoli Sub County/ town council and Godfrey Mbayo of Kabuna sub-county.  

According to the councillors when they were tested at Budaka Health Center IV to enable them to attend the council meeting, they tested positive to covid-19.  However, they were not contented with the results and went to Nansanga Health Center III and Mbale Regional Hospital for a confirmatory tests which all turned negative.

URN has seen copies of the test results from all three health facilities including Budaka Health Center IV, Nansanga and Mbale Referral Hospital.

Hellen Aguramu, the councillor for Kamonkoli Sub County and the town council questioned the move to alter the results.

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Kalyebi, the Budaka says that many people have shunned her business after hearing that she had tested positive. She also says that she can’t freely associate with her electorate.

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Kungu called for a thorough investigation of the Covid- 19 district task force officials.

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Dr Erisa Mulwani, the district health official declined to comment on the matter but Dr Winnie Mutaki the in charge of Budaka health centre dismissed claims that the councillors were given fake results.

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