HEALTH CRISIS: Mitooma district with 4 Coronavirus cases operates without quarantine centre

There was a heated argument as Mitooma district local government launched the 4th phase of Kibazi Gravity Scheme Project in Mutara Subcounty.
MITOOMA District local government

MITOOMA- As the number of community Coronavirus cases continues to rage in Uganda, authorities in Mitooma district have so far registered 4 Coronavirus cases.

Despite registering the cases, information reaching our news desk indicates that the district is operating without a quarantine centre.

Our anonymous source told us that the district had gazetted Ruhinda Secondary School as their quarantine location but now that schools are set to reopen, the place no longer serves the purpose.

The latest development comes at a time when 3 contacts to the first district case also tested positive. The cases all family members to the first case were all at their home at the time of confirmation.

The cases who were confirmed on Tuesday were picked from their homes on Wednesday afternoon and taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for further management.

“They only take samples from people in their homes and not taken to the quarantine centre. Only when the results turn positive is when they are picked from the community to Mbarara Referral hospital,” a source told our reporter.

Dr Annet Nassime the Mitooma District Senior Medical superintendent when contacted by the reporter for a comment, she referred us to the District Health Officer Mr. Robert Gumisiriza who also declined to respond to our concerns.

This has brought to tension the district residents who are fearing that the cases could have come into contact with a number of other residents who are not yet traced.

The development comes at a time when Uganda’s Health Ministry is anticipating a strain on the Health system of the Country which may not afford the ever increasing coronavirus cases.

Uganda has todate registered 6,879, Recoveries: 2,961and 69 deaths.