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Lira District Given Tents to Accommodate Covid-19 Cases

Dr Edmond Acheka, the Assistant DHO in-charge of maternal and child health says that the tents can accommodate 60 beds. He adds that they are going to boost their capacity to admit more patients especially from within the local community.
Covid treatment tents at Akii- Bua stadium

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Lira regional referral hospital has received two tents from the Ministry of Health to accommodate more Covid -19 patients. The tents will be erected at Akii-Bua Stadium.


Dr Edmond Acheka, the Assistant DHO in-charge of maternal and child health says that the tents can accommodate 60 beds. He adds that they are going to boost their capacity to admit more patients especially from within the local community.

Currently, the treatment center at Lira Regional Referral Hospital has 43 patients instead of the recommended 30. 

Acheka, however, says that they are yet to equip the new treatment center with beds.

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Acheka explained that many positive cases cannot be admitted because of the lack of beds. He says that there are plans to equip the center in the coming weeks.

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Acheka who called on the members of the community to remain vigilant and follow the SOPs says samples will only be taken from primary contacts.

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Currently, there are 43 positive cases still under treatment at Lira Regional Referral Hospital.  

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