In Arua district, there is only one ambulance, which is inadequate to manage Covid19 cases in the district. Paul Drileba, the acting District Health Officer says the situation has become difficult to manage in the four sub-counties. Since they struggle to ensure timely referral of cases to Arua.
the West Nile region are struggling to manage the covid-19 pandemic due to a lack
the resurgence of the second wave of the Corona Virus, some of the districts
require referral to Arua and Mulago national referral hospital.
In the Arua
district, there is only one ambulance, which is inadequate to manage Covid19
cases in the district. Paul Drileba, the acting District Health Officer says
the situation has become difficult to manage in the four sub-counties. Since they
struggle to ensure timely referral of cases to Arua.
// Cue in; We are also grappling.…//
Cue out; delivery is stagnated.…. //
records from Madi Okollo district, out of 1,000 cumulative tests done, 60 covid19
positive cases have been recorded of which 11 are refugees with five deaths.
Angupale the acting Health Officer Madi Okollo in a status update said lack of
transport to reach out to sensitize communities about covid-19 has forced some
residents to a different perception about the reality of the Covid19 pandemic.
// Cue in; We don’t have a.…//
Cue out; Covid19 is not an issue.…. //
district, which has a population of 401,000 people, (243,000 Nationals and
168,700 refugees) 117 positive cases of Covid19 have been recorded with 3
deaths since the operationalization of the district on July 1st this year.
Bakole the Assistant District Health officer Terego says that the lack of an ambulance
and other emergencies is making it difficult for them to save lives. Bakole
says that in addition to not having an ambulance for referrals and means of
transport to reach the communities, they are also constrained by the lack of a
treatment centre for Covid19 positive cases.
according to Bakole has resulted in a huge covid19 burden on the young
// Cue in; We do have some hiccups. //
Cue out; come from the community.…. //
in Arua City, which also took effect on July 1st 2021, the City Taskforce is
struggling to manage the pandemic amidst challenges. Dr Pontius Apangu
Arua City Principal Health Officer explained that they have recorded 102
positive cases and three deaths since July and 7 cases under
says that coordinating Covid19 and other health activities in the two divisions
of Central and Ayivu has become difficult due to lack of transport means. He
explains that the two ambulances donated to them are not adequately equipped to transport Covid19 patients.