Dr. Abdilahi Muhammed Lomwar, the acting Hospital in Charge, says that although the number of patients has more than doubled the hospital is still operating below capacity due to inadequate medical equipment and health workers.
Benson Katyango Boeing, a Senior Education Officer of Kotido district says girls are at the risk of dropping out of school once their parents don’t give them another chance to study and complete their education because despite early pregnancies.
Dr. Eric Alilo, the in-charge ogf Kotido Health Centre IV described the condition as gastroschisis, a birth defect of the abdominal wall where the baby’s intestines stick outside of the body through a hole besides the belly button.
The resolution was made after some of the staff from Moroto district tested positive to the virus.
Joseph Lomongin, the Chief Administrator Officer Kotido said the water department shall remain closed for several days as the taskforces seek resources for fumigating the department.
The District Health Office, Dr. Serino Acar says the money is needed to support VHTS and village chairperson on case finding as well as support the district health systems on response and management mechanisms.
Kotido District Chairperson Ambrose Lotukei said the district response system needs to be supported following the breakdown of the two ambulances. He says that with no standby ambulance, the district authorities can hardly respond to any of the alerts from the communities.
Another 46 people have been treated and discharged with similar symptoms, according to health authorities in the district. 11 of these are still receiving treatment at Kanawat and Kotido Health Centre IV where the district authorities have established treatment centres. However, the health ministry had not confirmed an outbreak of Cholera in the district.
A renowned businessman and cattle trader in Kotido district tested positive last week and was consequently picked by health authorities from his home district of Bukedea. But prior to the test, he had interacted with a number of people including traders and cattle keepers.
The panels estimated at five million Shillings were reported missing on Thursday when residents observed that the health centre has been in darkness for a couple of days. It later emerged that the equipment was vandalized on Monday night.