Dr Yusuf Baseke, the District Health Officer attributes the shortage to an increase in the uptake among the population and the surge in the number of covid-19 cases.
The Kasese DHO says the district has regestered 18 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Vaccination centres in Kasese District have run out of covid-19
The district received more than 136,000 doses of AstraZeneca
Covid-19 vaccine in March for the 18 vaccination centres.
Dr Yusuf Baseke, the District Health Officer attributes the
shortage to an increase in the uptake among the population and the surge in the
number of covid-19 cases.
Baseke says they are already overwhelmed by the numbers of persons who are
turning up for the first and second dose. He says the district has recorded 72
positive cases in the last two weeks.
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Baseke however says they have already contacted the Ministry of
Health on the shortage and they expect a response by Monday.
However, he is concerned that the spike in the numbers is a huge
threat to the district health system.
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The Deputy RDC Joshua Masereka said they are sensitizing the
community to now adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.
He says security forces have also been instructed to monitor burials and
weddings to ensure there is adherence to the SOPs.
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Margret Biira a vendor at Kasinde market says the absence of vaccines at the
health facilities could discourage many others from taking the jab.
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Districts.