Salim Komakech, the Kwania Resident District Commissioner, who doubles as the Coronavirus District Taskforce Chairperson, says the isolation centre will help them to keep suspects in one place and screen them.
Kwania district authorities have gazetted Ikwera Girls Secondary School as an
isolation centre for suspected coronavirus victims.
The move stems from a
directive by the Health Ministry to each district to set up quarantine centre
where suspected coronavirus victims will spend the 14 days of mandatory
Ikwera Girls Secondary School was selected due to its proximity to Aduku
Mission Health Center III, a catholic founded facility and government-owned Aduku
Health Centre IV.
Salim Komakech, the Kwania Resident District Commissioner,
who doubles as the Corona District Taskforce Chairperson, says the isolation centre will help them to keep suspects in one place and screen them.
The Kwania LC V Chairperson, Bazil Okello Onac, says the designated isolation centre is now functional and ready to handle suspected COVID patients.
they have already admitted 2 suspected cases from Italy and Tanzania while 7
other suspects are under self-quarantine in their respective homes.
Okello directs water user committees in the district to install handwashing
facilities at different water points as a preventive measure against the spread
of the deadly virus.
Luo byte//Cue in: “Water user
Cue out… no tye iye.”//
The Kwania County Member of Parliament, Tonny Ayo has donated 10 mattresses, 5
pairs of gumboots and handed over an ambulance to the isolation centre because
of delayed supply by the government.
Luo byte//Cue in: “Aworo wan onwongo…
Cue out… mano tye kakare.”//
Dr Moses Ebong, the Kwania District Health Officer has called on the public to
immediately inform health workers in the district they experience corona virus-like
He says efforts are being made to expedite the delivery of supplies
by the Health Ministry to save the health workers and police officers whom he
said are operating at the risk of infection.