News reaching the Hive from the Eastern part of Uganda, Iganga district indicates that the Iganga district officials and the management of Busoga University have agreed to relocate the district isolation Centre for COVID-19 from Iganga General Hospital to Busoga university dormitories.
While addressing journalists, David Muwanguzi the District Health Officer (DHO) says that they have done this with an aim of creating more space that can accommodate more suspected victims since the hospital had received a huge number of people who want to be tested. This was also creating fear in other patients who have come to seek other treatments that they may end up being infected with the virus.
He added that the dormitories will provide enough space and privacy for all isolated patients as compared to the hospital isolation room which was housing a maximum of 8 people yet the facility had been registering an average of 15 suspected cases of COVID-19 per day.
On Wednesday of this week, iganga registered its first case of COVID-19 which was the baby of 8 months, this made the district health officials together with the Ministry of Health put in place more measures to curb down the spread of the virus.