Irene Lamwaka Aziz, a resident of Palaro Sub-County said her grandmother tested positive for the virus and consequently some residents in her village denied her family members access to shops and water sources for fear getting infected.
Medical recommendations from Lacor and Gulu Regional Referral Hospital require five million shillings for treating the patient at Mulago. However, the family cannot afford it and the mother is crying out to well-wishers to come to her rescue.
Maj. Santo Okot Lapolo, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner (RDC) who also doubles the Head of COVID-19 Task, says the personnel in the unit were reduced following the implementation of the home based care strategy for asymptomatic COVID-9 patients as recommended by the Health Ministry.
Samuel Akera, the Health Centre Management Committee Chairperson says that the fully-fledged theatre depends on the expertise of Dr Angelo Oceng, the In-charge of the facility, who gets overtaken by administrative duties of the hospital.
Local leaders in the area say that the disputed land in question was before Gulu High Court which ruled in favour of Kabujji and his family and eviction of land grabbers was successfully conducted by authorities.
The leaders argue the hospital is overwhelmed in offering comprehensive healthcare services among which includes physiotherapy, training healthcare workers and promoting health researches in Northern Uganda.