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NTUNGAMO HEALTH CENTRE CLOSED AS STAFF TESTS COVID19 POSITIVE

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Ntungamo municipality Health centre four has been closed after one of the staff tested positive to Corona Virus.

The staff is a nurse and her first contact, her husband who works at the district local government, also tested positive are among the results that were released from the samples tested over the weekend.

All the workers are now under self isolation in their respective homes.

George Bakunda, the Ntungamo Resident District Commissioner, says the facility that serves Ntungamo municipality and the neighboring counties will be under lock for 14 days after which it will be fumigated.

Dr. Richard Bakamuturaki, the Ntungamo District Health Officer, says that Ntungamo has got seven community cases of whom three are staff of Ntungamo local government while four are security personnel.

He said they have managed to transfer the cases to Kabale and Mbarara regional referral hospitals for management.

Doreen Atuhaire, an expectant mother who had come to the facility, said that the closure of the facility is a big challenge, for women from rural areas as other facilities are quite a distance.

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