District Covid19 burial team has decried lack of working tools and financial
comprising 10 health workers from St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor, Gulu Regional
Referral Hospital and UDPF Military Hospital was trained by the Health Ministry
with support from the World Health Organisation early this year to conduct safe
and dignified burial of Coronavirus Disease-Covid19 victims.
which is under the District Health Officer, Yoweri Idiba has so far conducted 8
Bishop Loum Janani, the Gulu Surveillance and Case Management Focal Person,
says five of the deaths occurred at St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor and while one
person died in Kampala after being referred from Gulu Regional Referral
occurred in Kampala and the bodies were repatriated to Gulu for burial. However,
the Gulu District Health Officer, Yoweri Idiba, says the team lacks
facilitation to motivate the members.
"We had not...
Cue out...budget constraints."//
Gulu Resident District Commissioner, Major Santo Okot Lapolo, who doubles as
the Gulu District Covid19 Task Force Chairperson, says resource constraints
continue hampering the fight against the virus.
He said they have already
notified the government about their challenges through Ministry of Health.
He, however, applauded
the burial team for distinguished humanitarian commitment and sacrifice in the
service of mankind. Gulu has so
registered 1,010 confirmed Covid19 cases with 220 community infections.
701 cases have recovered and have since been discharged from the treatment
center. Up to 302 active positive cases are still receiving care at the