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Gulu Opens 2 More COVID-19 Treatment Centres with 2,000 Beds Capacity

Until the new development, Gulu had a single treatment centre for COVID-19 at the Gulu Regional Referral Hospital which has a capacity of only twelve beds yet serving the eight districts of Acholi Sub Region.
24 Dec 2020 15:29
Gulu district has established two more treatment centres for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The new centres are located at Awach Health Centre IV in Aswa County and Layibi Techo Health Centre III in Layibi-Bardege division, they became operational this week.

  

Each of them has been equipped with a tent of 1,000 beds holding capacity.   

Until the new development, Gulu had a single treatment centre for COVID-19 at the Gulu Regional Referral Hospital which has a capacity of twelve beds yet serving the eight districts of Acholi Sub Region. 

 

William Onyai, the Gulu District Health Educator told URN on Thursday morning that the district secured the tents and 2,000 beds from the World Health Organization (WHO) upon request due to beds shortage and projected surge in the rate of community infections early next year due to the political waves in the country. 

  

He added that the new centres will also be used to manage more COVID-19 patients because the majority of them have failed to manage themselves from home.

  

Patients at the centres will be expected to feed themselves since the district is currently cash strapped.

  

Gulu has treated more than 800 COVID-19 patients since March this year and registered at least 30 deaths related to COVID-19.

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