Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech says two cars used by the police in the district for transporting security personnel and emergency responses have been grounded for nearly one month.
The district had targeted to vaccinate 1,829 teachers out of which, 1,189 are in the district and 640 in the Municipality. Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech, however, says by Thursday last week, only 427 teachers out of the targeted 1,829 had received their first and second jab.
Simon Knox Okongo, Kitgum District Surveillance Focal Point Person told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Thursday that one of the recovered patients has now tested positive for covid-19 for the fourth time consistently.
Kitgum District Education Officer Fred Owot told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that they target to vaccinate 5,000 staff from all learning institutions in the district. He says about 3,000 of those targeted are teaching staff while 2,000 are support staff from Nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions within the Municipality and sub-counties.
Poppy Paul Arop, the Pagen Clan Chief who also doubles as Chairperson of all clan Chiefs in East Acholi says parents have the responsibilities to liaise with the relevant authorities in their community to ensure issues of teenage pregnancy stops.
According to statistics from the district Probation office, the majority of the cases were registered in 2019 before the government instituted the first lockdown following the outbreak of coronavirus disease.
The government imposed a second lockdown in mid-June following a spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths. It also issued several restrictions among them the suspension of public transport, which were lifted on Friday with taxis now advised to carry only 50 per cent of their licenced capacity.
Kitgum District Surveillance Focal Point Person Simon Knox Okongo says that the training was aimed at easing follow up of COVID-19 patients within the community which are sometimes not easily and frequently accessed by health workers.
Simon Knox Okongo, the Kitgum District Surveillance Focal Point Person says for nearly a week now, only about 20 people voluntarily turned up for RDT and PCR test in three designated Covid-19 testing centers.
Innocent Rubangakene, a Laboratory scientist at Kitgum General Hospital told members of Kitgum Covid-19 Task Force on Thursday that he has been a victim of harassment meted on him by security personnel during curfew hours.
Anywar says the intervention follows concerns by the district COVID-19 task force and health workers who had gone for months without accessing risk allowances for managing the pandemic. Doctors, laboratory specialists, clinical officers, nurses and community health workers under surveillance have not been paid for eight months now.
Collins Cox Mwaka, the in Charge of Loborom Health Centre III in Labongo Layamo Sub County, says that cases of unaccompanied minors between 6 and 14 years turning up at the facility seeking treatment have been on the rise.
The Senior Hospital Administrator Bezzy Omoya says the inconsistency and delayed payment of health workers, some of whom have already contracted the deadly coronavirus disease, has caused distress and despair.