Soroti Covid-19 Task Force Blames Increased Cases On Sub County Task Forces’ Complacency
By Stephen Enatu
Martins Eyura the Assistant District Health Officer for Soroti has blamed the increasing number of community covid19 infection to the weakness exhibited by the Covid19 Task Forces at Sub county levels.
Eyura raised this in a meeting organized by the Soroti District covid-19 task force with all Bishops across the various denominations in Teso yesterday.
The meeting was intended to harmonize modalities of conducting prayers while observing all the Standard Operating Procedures set by the Ministry of health.
According to Eyura, fighting and preventing the spread of covid-19 virus requires a strong and vibrant surveillance team at the grassroots level.
According to Dr. Wilson Etolu the Focal Point Person covid19 task force in Teso, Soroti Regional Referral hospital has done 1740 tests and over 50 covid19 patients are admitted at the treatment center.
Meanwhile the Resident District Commissioner Soroti, John Stephen Ekoom who also doubles as the chairperson covid19 tasks force at the district said efforts are under way to engage the sub county authorities.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health plans to treat covid-19 patients at home.
The ministry of health Uganda is planning to start home base covid19 case management as cases of coronavirus infections continues to surge in the country.
The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date is now 6,712.
Dr. Wilson Etolu the covid19 focal point person for the Teso sub region confirmed this development to our new reporter.
He noted that currently most treatment centers are under pressure for space and yet the number of Corona patients keep escalating.
According to Dr. Etolu, the plan will ease the pressure which they are currently facing.
He however cautioned the general public to be very mindful of their health by making sure that they put on their masks oftenly and also wash hands regularly among other practices meant to combat the spread of the virus.
Etolu also added that Uganda has now graduated from mild cases of corona virus to very severe ones.