He says all the health workers at the facility are all put under self quarantine as tracing for their contacts continue calling upon clients to alternatively visit Kwera Health Center III and other nearby health centers.
The Dokolo District COVID-19 taskforce has ordered for
the immediate closure of Kangai Health Center III, a government
health facility in Kangai Sub County after one of its health workers tested
positive for COVID-19.
The positive case is a clinician at the facility who
was tested on September 14th, 2020 and the result was returned yesterday.
Dr. Samuel Ojok, the District Health Officer of
Dokolo says the affected health worker is a community case.
Suwed Masafiri, the Dokolo District Communication
Officer, told Uganda Radio Network - URN that the health worker is currently isolated at the facility awaiting transfer to Lira referral treatment center.
He says all the health workers at the facility are
all put under self quarantine as tracing for their contacts continues. Patients have been asked to alternatively visit Kwera Health Center III and other nearby health
//Cue in; “It
is true we’ve ...
Cue out… minimum of 14 days.”//
Suwed says their fear as the taskforce is lack of
observance of SOPs by people whenever they are in public yet it is a very
fertile ground for the spread of COVID-19.
Lawrence Egole, the Resident District Commissioner of Dokolo district who
doubles as Chairperson COVID-19 taskforce says Kangai health center III has also
been sealed off to the public since the health workers are quarantined in the
“Resalere odwogo positive ...
Cue out… ame oromo timo.”//
He however advised patients to seek medical
attention from other health facilities for the next 14 days since workers at Kangai
Health center III will be in self quarantine at the facility as they wait for their
Egole however asks the public to observe SOPs in
order to prevent spread of the disease.
“Nama acel kop ...
Cue out…bed ayot iboti.”//
Uganda has so far registered over 5,250 COVID-19 cases and 60 as of September 18th, 2021.