City is on the spot for contributing the largest number of COVID-19 patients handled at Lira Regional Referral Hospital treatment unit.
The treatment unit at Lira Regional Referral Hospital serves
patients from all the 9 districts in Lango sub region and lira city. Statistics show that Lira City contribute 860
cases of the 1,540 cases registered by November 9th, 2021.
Oyam, Amolatar, Apac and Kwania districts have also been identified as “hot
spots.” Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, attributes the problem on the laxity in following
the Standard Operating Procedures.
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Dr. Stephen Obbo, the director Lira Regional
Referral Hospital, says that the virus is spreading easily because the city is
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He was also quick to note that there is an
increase in the number of patients on admission since August, which he blames
on the late referrals of patients.
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However, Lawrence Egole, the Lira Resident City
Commissioner who doubles as the COVID-19 Task Force Chairperson, says they are
embarking on more sensitization on adherence to the SOPs and vaccination to
scale down the spread of the virus.
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Josephine Abeja, a resident of Odokomit in Lira
City West division received her first jab after hearing the statistics. She
says that she got scared that she might contract the virus if she is not
“The truth is I was not very sure about this vaccination
thing but after hearing about the situation in the city I got scared because
the Minister kept saying we should get vaccinated and that guy (referring to
the LRR Hospital’s director) said most of the people in the treatment center
are those who haven’t vaccinated so I had to do it.”
Currently, the treatment center has 17 patients and
117 under Home Based Care.