As cases of new Covid-19 infections soar to 457, the administrators of regional hospitals designated to manage the disease are saying they are overwhelmed by the numbers due to limited space.
Gulu Regional Referral Hospital is one of the health facilities that has been stretched beyond its capacity as the number of cases continue to increase.
Masaka Regional Referral Hospital has 22 cases but their carrying capacity is 21 patients.
Each regional referral hospital, according to an earlier plan by the Ministry of Health, was supposed to create capacity that can manage between 30 to 50 patients.
Lira Regional Referral Hospital is one of the facilities that created space to manage only 22 cases but Dr Stephen Obbo, the hospital administrator, told Daily Monitor yesterday that they already have 21 cases under management.