Dr. Godfrey Apangu, the Principal Health Officer Arua City, says that they have realized that most people placed under home-based care do not follow the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs, which is spreading the pandemic.
Arua City COVID-19
Taskforce has resolved to convert all former Sub-county headquarters and Health
center III’s into isolation centers.
Dr. Godfrey Apangu, the Principal Health
Officer Arua City, says that they have realized that most people placed under home-based care do not follow the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs, which is
spreading the pandemic.
He also says
that in the event that the only referral hospital is overwhelmed by the high
number of cases, Health center threes will be of great help.
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Oroch, the Arua Resident City Commissioner, who also doubles as the COVID-19 Taskforce
Chairperson, says that if the health centers and former Sub County headquarters
are inadequate to accommodate the cases, they will be forced to ask educational
Institutions to provide space for isolate COVID-19 cases.
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Acidri, the Arua City COVID-19 Laboratory Focal Person explains that the current situation could worsen because of the shortage of testing kits and
Personal Protective Equipments-PPEs and the fact more people from the neighbouring DR Congo and South Sudan continue crossing to Uganda illegally.
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Adiga, the Arua City COVID-19 Surveillance Focal Person, says that lack of
swabs for conducting PCR tests, has affected the management of COVID-19 cases in
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Arua COVID-19 Surveillance Team received 221 Community Alerts. 36 of these
turned out to be positive and were placed under home-based care.
This is in addition to 182 cases that were
already under home-based care.