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COVID-19 Patient Attempts to Escape from Moroto Hospital

Sources who asked not to be named for fear of reprimand, said a male suspect attempted to escape in the dead of last night and made another attempt this afternoon at around 4 pm. The case was admitted to the treatment centre on Monday night.
health workers inspecting the treatment centre on Monday before three covid cases were brought in
One of the COVID-19 cases admitted in Moroto Hospital has made two attempts to escape from the treatment centre since last night, according to security officers there.

Sources who asked not to be named for fear of reprimand said a male suspect attempted to escape in the dead of last night and made another attempt this afternoon at around 4 pm. The case was admitted to the treatment centre on Monday night.

On Monday night, the case allegedly came out through a broken window and attempted to escape but a police officer on guard noticed and ordered him into the ward, Moroto District Police Commander-DPC Jude Nasucha said.

“I received a report from the officer who was on guard that the suspect came though that window and tried to escape. By luck, he heard him and ordered him to enter into the ward,” said Nasucha at treatment centre where he was called after a report of attempted escape.

This afternoon, the same case came out at around 3:30 pm and tried to leave the treatment centre defying orders from the health workers for him to walk back into the ward. It took the intervention of the police, led by the DPC to have the case inside the treatment centre.

When our reporter visited the facility, he found management discussing how to fix the broken windows in order to improve security. The Hospital Director, Dr Benedict Watmon declined to comment on the matter when contacted by our journalist.

Our reporter, also established that the COVID-19 cases had not had a meal since morning. But yesterday, Dr Watmon said in an interview that the hospital had enough funds and food to feed 120 patients daily including the three COVID-19 cases that were confirmed in Amudat.