KABALE– The Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Godfrey Nyakahuma has vowed to strongly hold accountable leaders in areas that have failed to follow the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Nyakahuma said this while addressing Sub-County chiefs and Security officers from the various Sub-Counties and town councils in the district in a crisis meeting following a spike in COVID-19 cases in the district.
He said that if any leader fails to act as expected, they will be held accountable accordingly.
He further asked Sub-County chiefs and Security officers to vigorously take on their tasks in managing COVID-19 and provide leadership within their respective sub counties.
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According to Alfred Besigensi, the Kabale District acting Health Officer, on Monday this week, 23 people tested positive out of 97 samples taking the positivity rate go beyond 20% a day. The district currently has 46 patients at the hospital and 118 cases under home based care.
The district has lost 99 people since the epidemic broke out in the country and 10 patients are admitted at the hospital in Intensive care unit.
Besigensi appeals to community members to revamp their efforts in fighting the pandemic before it strikes harder than ever.
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Henry Kisembo, the Kigezi Regional police officer in charge of field force Unit, faulted some leaders in the area for not leading exemplary in the COVID-19 fight with some actively violating the guidelines.
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Nelson Nshangabasheija, the Kabale district Chairperson says that that using an iron hand against leaders who default the guidelines will be the best solution in showing the public the right direction in the struggle.
In a recent visit to the district, the State Minister of Health in charge of General duties, Anifa Kawooya Bangirana said that her Ministry will consider an aggressive approach aimed at helping the district reduce cases.