Kamuli General Hospital Closed over Increase in COVID-19 Cases

27 Nov 2020 13:41
A sign post of Kamuli general hospital.

The Kamuli district health officer, Fredrick Duuku has suspended medical services at Kamuli general hospital for a period of two weeks over increased cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Duuku told Uganda Radio Network - URN that 24 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in a period of two weeks, and this risks the increase in the number of infections if tougher measures are not implored.

He further says that the hospital's critical units which comprise of the maternity ward and ART clinic will remain operational under strict adherence to the set ministry of health standard operating procedures.

The hospital serves the population within the districts of Kamuli, Luuka, Kaliro and Buyende. However patients have been advised to seek medication from lower health facilities or Jinja regional referral hospital.

Duuku stresses that the hospital registered 25 community cases in the month of November alone which threatens the well being of both the patients and health workers and yet the facility lacks the capacity to provide for it's staff enough personal protective equipment.

Meanwhile, Moses Dumba, the Kamuli resident district commissioner who doubles as the COVID-19 taskforce chairperson says that,following campaign excitement, members of public have abandoned sops which risks to increase the number of uncontrollable community infections.

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