According to Dr Apangu, the production and supply of oxygen remain low coupled with intermittent power challenges at the hospital necessitating the referral of some of the critical patients to Gulu regional hospital.
Regional Referral Hospital has referred five covid-19 patients to Gulu referral
hospital over insufficient oxygen supply.
Apangu the Principal Health officer Arua City and Secretary to the City Covid19
Taskforce says the five are part of the 14 patients who were admitted last
weekend at the hospital’s Covid-19 Treatment Unit. The five were referred on
Dr Apangu, the production and supply of oxygen remain low coupled with
intermittent power challenges at the hospital necessitating the referral of
some of the critical patients to Gulu regional hospital.
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the Resident City Commissioner Arua and chairman of City Covid19 taskforce says that
referring patients from Arua to Gulu is unrealistic. He adds that challenges of Oxygen
and power supply should be resolved with immediate effect.
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Dr Gilbert Aniku the acting Arua Hospital
Director and in charge of Covid19 Treatment Unit said the hospital needs an
additional Oxygen plant to manage the current needs.
Dr Aniku, many Covid19 patients first seek treatment in private facilities and
when their condition deteriorates, they are rushed to the referral hospital
making it difficult to manage them.
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Records from the Surveillance and
Biostatistics department at the treatment Unit indicate that 6 people succumbed
to Covid19 this week at Arua hospital and the positivity rate stands at 11.6 percent
with most of the patients under home-based care treatment.