Health workers at Arua hospital COVID-19 treatment centre have run
out of protective gowns.
According to the members of the district surveillance team, it’s now more
than a month since they ran out of the much needed personal protective equipment to work at the
treatment centre and also pick up COVID-19 suspects in the community.
Dr Philbert Nyeko, the Director Arua regional referral hospital
says due to the absence of the disposable gowns, they have now resorted to
using overalls. He, however, says that the overalls cause excessive heat while in the COVID-19 treatment centre.
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Members of Arua District Covid-19 Rapid Response and Surveillance
Team note that the absence of disposable gowns has put most of the front line health workers at
risk of contracting the pandemic.
Manase Anziku, the district
health Inspector Arua has called on well-wishers to donate protective gowns for
medical workers to use during the COVID-19 fight.
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Last month, doctors under the Uganda Medical Association asked medical
workers to lay down their tools if they are not provided with Personal
Protective Equipment- PPE.
According to the association, the body has
recorded several cases where health workers have not been provided with PPEs.