By Kithende Obed
The number of HIV/AIDS patients thronging the different health facilities in Kasese district picking their ARVs has drastically reduced during this Covid-19 induced lockdown.
A survey conducted by our reporter indicates that since the lockdown was announced by President Museveni as one of the measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19, found out that many of the patients were failing to report to the different health facilities on their scheduled dates to pick their ARVs.
At Kagando Hospital in Kisinga Town Council, Rene Ndungo, the in-charge of the ART Clinic told our reporter that at least 20 percent of the HIV/AIDS patients become absent during their scheduled dates due to transport challenges.
He, however, said that in partnership with Baylor Uganda, the facility has managed to follow-up some of their clients who have their mobile phone numbers readily available.
Harriet Biira, the in-charge of the ART clinic at Kasese Municipal Health Centre III said at least 25 percent of the patients currently do not turn up on their scheduled days.