Patrick Ocaya, the district operation supervisor in charge of mosquito nets distribution says a validation exercise conducted captured 363,632 people as beneficiaries, an excess of 25,454 people above the micro-planning figure.
Wahid Babyesiza, the younger brother to the deceased told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the deceased was first admitted to a clinic in Kigumba town with severe malaria two weeks ago and he recovered.
Elvis Okello Romnson, the Bio statistician in the Health Department in Gulu told Uganda Radio Network that the district will in the next two weeks declare an epidemic of Malaria if the current situation remains.
The RDC says they detected foul play in the registration forms which led to the disappearance of more than 58 bales of mosquito nets allocated to the division. He has, on this basis, instructed the chairpersons to halt the distribution and first recover the nets that had gone missing.