Suicide by ingesting poison took the first spot with 51 cases followed by hanging with 26, drowning 2 and shooting came last with 1 case. Agago district registered the highest number with 20 cases followed by Omoro with 14, Gulu 13 and Pader 12 cases. Amuru, Kitgum, Lamwo and Nwoya districts registered 8, 7, 4 and 2 suicide cases respectively.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the suspect was immediately arrested following the death of Okwera who was a witness against Oweka when he was remanded to Gulu Prison for six months last year accused of having sexual intercourse with another man and while on remand he vowed several times to kill Okwera for testifying against him.
William Onyai, the Gulu District Health Educator and the person in -charge of Home-Based Care in the district says that several patients under home-based care are flouting the standard operating procedures which are putting other people at risk of getting infected.
Robinson Opiyo, an eye witness told URN in an interview that when Ojara returned home, he knocked the door to his house several times but his wife didn’t open. He says that after waiting for some time for his wife to open in vain, Ojara walked to his brother’s house a few meters away.
Dr Paska Apiyo, the Head of the COVID -19 Treatment Centre at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital told URN in an interview that one of the COVID -19 positive mothers was forced to carry her child along because her husband-a police officer- declined to take care of the child claiming he has a busy schedule.
Francis Okongo, the Cancer Registrar of Gulu Cancer Registry told URN in an interview that Cancer Registries should be established in all the regions so that the regional variations in cancer incidents can be taken care of.
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