By Musa Sabir
Members of Arua District Covid-19 Task force appeals for more support from partners and public as the institutional quarantine centre is running out of food.
The members reported that the only available food can feed people admitted at the facilities up to Saturday.
There are now 51 contacts of positive cases at the institutional quarantine in Arua School of Nursing and 4 contacts at Oli Health Centre 4.
According to the Acting Arua District Health Officer, Mr. Paul Bishop Drileba, those at the quarantine centres are given food 3 times in a day.
Different organizations earlier donated food relief items including bags of posho, beans, cassava flour, cooking oil and cartons of drinking water among others.
The District Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Donath Eswelu also acknowledged receipt of 165 million shillings from government as support to the task force.
Donath however revealed that, about 33 million shillings was allocated to cater for welfare. He calls for partners to support the taskforce as it is hit by food scarcity for contacts and positive cases managed by the district.
Mr. Manasse Anziku, the District Health Inspector, also a member of Surveillance Team under the District Task Force says, the largest portion of the relief foot items donated by partners was taken cater for those in quarantine.
By press time, there were 51 contacts under the institutional quarantine centre, 4 at Oli Health Centre 4 and 10 under self-quarantine. End