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Hoima Receives 297,000 Face Masks

Martin Lukwago, the Chief Administrative officer-CAO Hoima says that the masks delivered to the district are inadequate. He explains that they requested for 380,000 masks but only received 297,000.
Hoima District Officials Receiving the face Masks at the district Headquarters in Kasingo.Photo by Emmanuel Okello.

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The Ministry of Health has delivered 297,000 face masks to Hoima District. The Masks were delivered to the COVID-19 district Taskforce on Tuesday at the District Headquarters in Kasingo.

They will be distributed to communities in the 464 villages of Hoima district in the sub-counties of Kigorobya, Kitoba, Bombo, Buhanika, Kyabigambire, Buseruka, Kapapi, Buraru, Kijongo, Kisukuma, Kabaale and Kiganja.  

Samuel Kisembo, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner says that the task force will start the distribution of the masks to the communities on Thursday.

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Kisembo warned the Sub-county, Parish and village leaders against selling the masks to members of the public saying they are free of charge.  

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Nazareth Kabagenyi, the Assistant District Health Officer-DHO Hoima says the free face masks will help boost their efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 which she says is still a big threat to the district, which neighbours the Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC.

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However Martin Lukwago, the Chief Administrative officer- CAO Hoima says that the masks delivered to the district are inadequate. He explains that they requested for 380,000 masks but only received 297,000.

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Since March, at least 10 COVID-19 Patients from Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Hoima, Bullisa and Kyankwanzi have been treated from the Hoima Regional Referral Hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit.  

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