The COVID-19 response teams in Bugisu region are lacking fuel for
Dr Gideon Wamasebu, the Manafwa District Health Officer, says that since the district
has several vehicles, they are constrained to urgently respond to alerts in the
He says that the district task force has since resolved that the patients who
want to be transported to the health facilities contribute money for fuel.
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Dr Jonathan Wangisi, the Mbale district Health Officer says the shortage
of fuel is the biggest challenge the task force is grappling with during the
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Stella Kisolo Abigail, the Mbale District Assistant Health Officer says the
district is currently using vehicles of Non-Government Organizations and development
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Dr Gidale Muyili Mupalaya, the Bulambuli District Health Officer
says that they are yet to receive the money from the Health Ministry.
“The Central government has sent us some money which we are in the process of
withdrawing, we think this will solve some of these problems like fuel and
others,” he said.
In Sironko district, the Health Officer Paul Wakooko says that heads of different
departments have been contributing fuel especially ambulances and the vehicles
that transport health workers to their places of work.
Like Namisindwa, the district task force in Sironko also resorted to asking
patients to contribute money to fuel the ambulances to transport them to health
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.