Gloria Ondora, a mother admitted to the Maternity Ward in Adjumani Hospital revealed that the patients sleeping on the floor due to inadequate beds contract infections because the floor is not cleaned regularly.
Emmanuel Acaye, a resident of Ogony Cell in Bardege –Layibi Division told URN in an interview that out of the 200 hundred birds he is raring for commercial purposes, 47 have been killed by poison in the last three days and that the number is likely going to increase since many others are getting weaker.
Joyce Acan Oryema, the Headmistress of Pakwelo Primary School told URN in an interview that she tasked the school guard to screen the parents and only allow in those with COVID-19 vaccination cards, facemasks, and normal body temperatures.
Each school will receive 1.5 million shillings and be used to procure temperature guns, liquid soap, hand sanitizers, and handwashing facilities among other things that will be used by both the leaners and the staff members in a bid to mitigate the spread of COVID -19.
Gulu Resident City Commissioner, Denise Odongpiny told URN later that he even surrendered his official vehicle to security to enforce the curfew restrictions in vain, something he says is very unfortunate.
Christopher Opiyo Ateker, the Gulu District Chairman told URN in an interview that the District Veterinary Officer –DVO has written to the MAAIF requesting it to lift the livestock quarantine since no case of the FMD has been reported in the district for the last one month.
Nelson Mandela Odong, the Chairperson of Oroko Village, Mede Parish, Palaro Sub –County in Gulu District says the herdsmen are sneaking with their livestock at night from Lamwo District through the shallow ends of Aswa River into Palaro Sub –County through Ogwal –Agoro Parish.
Dr. John Baptist Waniaye, the Commissioner of Emergency Medical Services –EMS in the Ministry of Health told URN in an interview that funding shall come from the government, Global Fund, World Bank, KOFIH, ENABEL, Malteser International, CHAI, CDC and Seed Global Health, among others.
James Elima, the Director of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital says COVID -19 vaccination uptake in Acholi Sub –Region still remains at only 45 percent despite the test positivity rate which is 7.6 percent, slightly higher than the national average.
According to Abongo, the operation specifically targeting maize mills follows the expiry of the six months’ ultimatum issued by the standards body in January this year to certify their products as well as meet all the requirements.
Dr. Joyce Anena Oyet, the in-charge of the Accident and Emergency Unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says that the hospital lacks a CT Scan, Intensive Care Unit –ICU facilities, medical supplies like X-ray films and enough staff, which affects trauma care.
Lucy Akech, the LC I of Ogony Cell in Kweyo Ward, says that the waste from the abattoir flows straight to Ogony stream where residents fetch water for domestic use since there is no borehole or piped water in the area.
Dr. Rose Anna Ademun, the Commissioner of Animal Health at the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, says that the government is unable to carry out mass vaccination of livestock in the country due to lack of vaccines.