Mao Calls For More Covid-19 Supplies For Soroti Hospital

Democratic Party President, Nobert Mao in Soroti

BY JOHN OGULEI

SOROTI: TUESDAY, 24 AUGUST 2021

The Democratic Party (DP) President General, Norbert Mao, has called on the Government to immediately increase Covid-19 medical supplies to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital due to the big number of new admissions there.

Mao made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing the media at Timisha Hotel in Soroti during the launch of the campaign geared towards strengthening the party’s structures in Teso ahead of 2026 polls.

Currently, Soroti Regional Referral Hospital is registering high numbers of Covid-19 admissions with the hospital administration estimating the average daily admissions at 8 to 10 patients.

Speaking recently the hospital Covid-19 focal point person, Dr. Wilson Etolu, told journalists that Soroti hospital was hosting 75 positive patients.

According to Mao, Teso has become a hot bed of Covid-19 and he called on the government to through the Ministry of health channel more resources to fighting Covid-19 in Soroti.

He said Soroti being the main route between South Sudan and Kenya needs special attention from the government by providing testing facilities, ensuring a good monitoring system and supplying more personal protection equipment to enable health workers perform their duty efficiently.

He also called on the Teso Members of parliament to jointly bring the matters of Soroti Regional Referral Hospital to spotlight so that Parliament can pass a supplementary budget to help rescue the dire situation in the region.

Mao stressed that putting more resources into the Covid-19 fight is inevitable and praised President Yoweri Museveni and the Ministry of Health for spearheading the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

“If there is a person who fears Covid-19, it is not more than how President Museveni fears Covid-19. His style of leadership has made many to believe that Covid-19 is deadly and I want to thank him for being exemplary,” Mao Commended.

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