The Secretary for Masindi Army Day Primary School in Masindi municipality has succumbed to COVID-19,days after admission at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital in Hoima city.
Patrick Baguma, the District Health Officer (DHO) for Masindi has said, Ms Margaret Kababiito had been referred to Hoima from Kitara Medical Center in Masindi.
Burrial arrangements are underway in observance of the COVID-19 guidelines, he adds.
“I am in touch with Hoima Regional Referral Hospital management to ensure that the body is brought back to Masindi for burial. Our health workers will handle the burial,” Baguma explained.
He added that Kababiito is one of the three patients who had been evacuated from Masindi hospital and Kitara Medical Centre to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital for further management.
Masindi has recorded 93 cumulative cases and 16 active cases. Thirteen are being managed from their homes under close supervision of health workers.
“I am even having a crisis meeting today with my health workers. I want all my health workers to play their role,” explained Baguma.