Kabale District Chairperson, cautions VHTs against concealing Covid-19 casesTobias Habasa
The Kabale District LC5 Chairperson, Nelson Nshangabasheija, has cautioned Village Health Team members against concealing Covid-19 positive cases in their villages, if the disease is to be contained.
Nshangabasheija, was today Wednesday 09th September 2021, commissioning the payment of Covid-19 allowances to VHTs in the district, at Kyanamira Sub county Headquarters. Kabale district, received 411,600,000 million shillings Covid-19 emergency fund, out of which 261,600,000 shillings, has been earmarked for allowances for VHTs and village taskforce members. Kyanamira Sub County alone received 45,600,000shillings. Each village will receive 300,000shillings.
Nshangabasheija, asked the VHTs to work with the district taskforce and not to hesitate to report COVID-19 cases in their communities, in order to forestall the disease.
The Kabale District Assistant Health office in charge of child and maternal health, Paddy Mwesigye, noted that the VHTs play a vital role in coordinating COVID-19 responses at the village level and monitoring of COVID-19 patients under Home Based Care.
Some of the beneficiaries, who included, Joventa Tumusiime, Jackline Asiimwe, and Silvano Tibyitu, commended Government for recognizing their efforts in the fight against Covid-19.
The Kyanamira Sub County female councilor, also the secretary for administration, finance, planning, works and technical services committee, Bridget Asinga Tumwesigye, also cautioned the VHTs against failure to report people, who continue to violate standard operating procedures-SOPs, especially during public gatherings like burial ceremonies. She added that these gatherings always tend to attracted more than 20 people that are recommended by the Ministry of health.
As of Tuesday, the cumulative number of Covid cases in Kabale, since May 2021 stood at 1,845, which the number of active cases stood at 152, with 49 on admission and 103 under home based care.