William Onyai, the Gulu District Health Educator says the Village Taskforces Chaired by Village Chairpersons became dormant towards the end of last year when the rate of infections went down and that they have been revived late last week to monitor the COVID -19 patients reviving treatment from home.
Ojok says during the campaign that included activities like contact tracing and investigations of contacts of index TB patients and community TB hotspot screening, they screened 5,501 community members.
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.
Residents have named the disease as ‘’Woro Peke’’ meaning ‘’no respect’’ because once the itching starts, a person just scratches the itchy parts even in public. More than one hundred cases have been reported at Oroko Health Centre II, and a team has been dispatched from the Gulu District Health Office to collect samples from the affected persons for laboratory investigation