Kabale Regional Referral Hospital has run out beds and Vitamin C medicine for coronavirus patients, as COVID-19 cases soar.
The Ministry of Health designated Kabale Hospital as the management centre for COVID-19 patients in the Kigezi region, following a decision to decentralize the COVID-19 case treatment services. The hospital currently has 40 COVID-19 patients under management.
The Kabale regional referral hospital director, Sophie Namasopo told our reporter that the supplies for Vitamin C medicine have reduced following the increase in the number of COVID-19 patients.
She however said that they are expecting more supplies from Joint Medical stores as soon as possible.
Namasopo also said that they are running out of beds since the hospital isolation is now at its full capacity adding that they planned to use temporary tents that they recently received from the Ministry of Health for admitting new patients.
The acting Kabale district health Officer, Alfred Besigensi said that all the covid cases being managed at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital are
He blamed the increase of the cases to laxity by the public in observing Covid 19 guidelines that were put in place by the ministry of health such as observing social distancing, compulsory wearing of face masks and washing of hands.