Health

At least 4,114 teachers receive their first Covid-19 jab

By Baluku Alex

Statistics from the Kasese District Health Department indicate that only 4,114 teachers out of the targeted 10,000 have received their first Covid-19 jab.

The District Health Officer, Dr. Yusuf Baseke says they established 46 Covid-19 vaccination centres cross the district to help teachers of both government grant aided schools and those from the privately owned institutions of learning to receive the jab ahead of schools’ reopening.

He adds that they have been able to vaccinate 4,001 elderly persons, 2,799 health workers, 513 security personnel and 4,465 others with diseases including HIV, Hepatitis B and Cancer among other illnesses.

Samuel Muhindo Kabinga, the Surveillance Focal Person says much as the rte of Covid-19 infection has reduced in the entire district, some sub-counties including Maliba, Kilembe, Karusandara and Mbunga are still recording positive case.

According to Kabinga, the district currently has 18 positive cases under the Home Based Care. Eight of the cases were registered last week from Isule, Kilembe and Kanamba among others.

Lt. Joe Walusimbi, the Kasese Resident District Commissioner who also doubles as the District Covid-19 Taskforce Chairperson while addressing the press shortly after the Taskforce meeting observed need for the public to continue adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures.

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