HEALTH EXPERTS IN GULU CAUTIONS EVENT ORGANIZERS TO FOLLOW SOPS

Gulu Health Educator, William Onyai, Presenting health report at the district council hall

BY WALTER KUMIRA

GULU DISTRICT: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021

Health experts in Gulu District health department have warned event organizers and members of the public against holding and attending functions without following the standards operating procedures (SOPs).

William Onyai, the Health educator of the district, says event organizers should consider all the SOPs guidelines on Covid-19 set by the Ministry of health as key priority while organizing functions.

While presenting a health report during the coordination meeting, Onyai said people who attend meetings and functions without properly wearing face-masks, washing hands and keeping social distances are at risk of contracting Covid-19 and spreading it to others.

The health educator’s warning to members follows concern from one of the participants who asked fellow colleagues attending the meeting to put on their face-masks properly because they may infect others in case they have the coronavirus.

There are 413 cumulative active cases of coronavirus in Gulu district with 17 under home based care management of which 14 are in Patiko, 2 in Unyama, and 1 in Awach sub counties respectively.

The same report also indicates that only 6% of people in the greater Gulu either received first or completed their doses for Covid-19 vaccination.

Jessica Anena, the Probation officer of the district who chaired the coordination meeting for the preparation of the 16 Days of Gender Activism, however, tasked members to follow the SOPs before entering the room for the subsequent meetings.

The coordination meeting for the preparation of the 16 days of gender activism attracted participants from the various NGOs operating in the district, District officials, and Journalists.

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