Contrary to the social media reports on restrictions and access to Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Mr Ainebyoona the Senior Public Relations Officer of Ministry of Health in Uganda has asked the public to remain vigilant about the fake news and misinformation which has become rampant and to also make a double check before sharing any information.
However, the hospital has been conducting mass testing for COVID-19 among its staff. Four (4) health workers were confirmed for COVID-19, of which two (2) work in the operating theatre. The theatre has since been temporarily closed for disinfection and contact tracing, said Ainebyoona.
He notes that on a sad note, one of the Senior Medical Officer of Lira RRH has so far succumbed to #COVID19.
His emphasis was that all other health services at the hospital remain OPEN to the general public with strict adherence to SOPs.