Kabale District Receives New Vehicle to help in Covid-19 Surveillance

Kabale District Receives New Vehicle to help in Covid-19 Surveillance

By Alex Byakatonda

 

The Kabale district chief administrative officer, Edmond Ntimba, has today handed over to the acting district Health Officer, a new double Cubin Pick up Reg No.UG 696M for Covid-19 surveillance.

The vehicle, was part of the fleet of 282 pickups that government procured at a tune of 24 billion shillings, part of the Covid-19 relief funds that well-wishing Ugandans contributed to government during the first lockdown, in the fight against Covid-19.

While handing over the vehicles to district leaders at Kololo ceremonial grounds, on 22nd October 2021, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, urged district authorities to put the vehicles into right use not to abuse the contributors’ generosity and sacrifice. He said vehicles were purposed for reaching out to the population, in the fight against Covid-19 virus.

Now, handing over the vehicle today, to the acting district heath officer, Afred Besigensi, the Kabale district Chief Administrative officer, Edmond Ntimba, who received the vehicle, retaliated the President’s call that the vehicles are for Covid-19 surveillance and other health related issues. He said that Kabale district received three vehicles, one which was given office of the district Health officer, another attached to Kabale regional referral hospital and the third that was given to Kabale municipality.

Speaking at the handover of the vehicle, the Kabale district LCV Chairperson, Nelson Nshangabasheijja, commended the President for, re-energizing their efforts in the fight the Covid-19 virus. He added that despite a general decline in the number new Covid-19 infections, Kabale district is still registering a high number of infections especially in sub counties that border with Rwanda.

According to the statistics from the office of the district health officer, 12 new cases confirmed from tests done 27th Oct 2021, bringing the cumulative number of cases since march 2020, to 2,893. The cumulative number of deaths in the district stands at 119.

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