Lira Regional Referral Hospital in Lira City has temporarily closed its gates to the public in fear of a surge in Covid19 infections following the death of a doctor at the facility.
Dr. Patrick Odongo, 56, a native of Bala
sub-county in Kole district breathed his last in the hospital’s intensive care
unit over the weekend.
Although he was a known diabetic patient, there is speculation that his condition worsened when he contracted Covid19 leading to his death.
Two other health workers at Lira Regional
Referral Hospital tested positive for Covid19 on September 5th, 2020.
This brings to six, the number of health workers who have tested positive for the virus at the facility.
As a result, management has called off the facility to the public.
Currently, only patients with discharge forms
are being let out of the hospital.
One of the guards at the hospital main gate told reporters that people are not being allowed into the facility. He explained that they are waiting for resolutions from an ongoing meeting involving all the Hospital’s Departmental Heads. Ends .