The Deputy Director of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Dr Paska Apiyo, also a Physician and in-charge of in charge of COVID-19 Treatment Center says most patients being admitted at the facility have been showing signs of severe complications.
The COVID-19 risk and communication committee is seeking 186 Million
Shillings funding to intensify public sensitization campaigns against the epidemic
in the wake of the infections surge.
A survey conducted by the committee reveals that only 15 per cent
of Gulu’s 500,000 population put on a facemask, and only 10 per cent observe
social distancing rules and 80 per cent of health workers observe strict
adherence to SOPs.
William Onyai, the District Health Educator says they are soliciting
the funds to improve adherence and observance of Standard Operating Procedures
– SOPs through radio talk shows, spot messages to reverse the trend of
Onyai says the funds will help to conduct orientation for front line workers, school administrators and students, mapping and orienting
worshipers, travellers, politicians and training community members in Home
Based Care services to mitigate community transmissions.
He added that currently, the Taskforce is treating 98 patients out
of which 89 are students of St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor Clinical School who were
cumulatively infected in the last two weeks.
Another 3 others are being treated at Gulu Regional Referral
Hospital while 4 are under home-based care.
//Cue in: “People should get.”
Cue out…getting a severe disease.”//
The Deputy Director of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Dr Paska
Apiyo, also a Physician and in-charge of in charge of COVID-19 Treatment Center
says most patients being admitted at the facility have been showing signs of
//Cue in:..."People should get.”
Cue out…getting the severe disease.”//
Yoweri Idiba, the Assistant District Health Officer – DHO Gulu has
cumulatively recorded and managed up to 1,800 cases of community infections and
33 deaths since April 2020. He revealed that Gulu has entered phase 4 of
Despite bars remaining closed as a containment measure against
community transmissions, several night clubs such as Password, Wine Garage,
Indoor and New Bus Terminal are operating normally despite routine night curfew
being enforced by the police backed by the military.
Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema
says that the bars have remained notorious to the security personnel because
they are owned by well-placed politicians and influential top security