UPNEXT: Dr Aceng, Lira district COVID-19 taskforce to hold meeting

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has joined politics. Courtesy/File photo.


Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng is in Lira today [Saturday]. By press time, the district security team headed by RPC Peter Nkulega were waiting for her arrival.

The Minister is set to hold a meeting with both security and district task-force members at Margherita Palace Hotel, Adyel division, Lira Municipality.

Dr Jane is expected to have a comprehensive briefing with task-force team and [medical] headed by Lira RDC Milton Odongo and District health Officer [DHO] Dr Buchan Ocen

TND News understands that she will as well visit the treatment center and encourage the nurses on the ground.

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Meanwhile, Lira COVID-19 isolation centre is now full, after four more COVID-19 patients were brought into the facility last evening.

This was revealed to TND News by Dr Stephen Obbo, the administrative director of Lira Regional Referral Hospital.

“Much as we have plans to expand the treatment center, for now, we will take any more cases including those that might turn positive from the quarantine center to Gulu. Gulu too, with a capacity of 10 beds, said they were also full,” Dr Obbo added.

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