The patients from Kitgum District had been denied admission at the referral treatment unit on Monday due to space limitations. On Thursday, they travelled to Gulu from where the Ministry of Health had sent a bus to transport them to treatment facilities in Kampala.
Bishop Janani Loum, the regional in-charge of surveillance and case management at the facility explains that the shortage of essential medical supplies is a result of the surge in the number of patients and their contacts in the community.
Ocen says on a day he can’t recall, he and more than 25 other people lured for the job embarked on a journey from Kampala at 10am in a bus to Kasese Town and later crossed into DRC through Bwera Border post.
The suspects were arrested on Saturday in Lujorongole Village armed with clubs, catapult, stones and metal objects. They were reportedly stopping vehicles and searching the occupants, a short distance from where hundreds of people had gathered to send off the mother to Gulu Resident District Commissioner Maj Santos Okot Lapolo.