Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga has rubbished all anti-COVID efforts of FDC strongman, Dr. Besigye and his People’s Government.
While addressing the media at the weekly Naguru press conference, Enanga accused Dr. Besigye and his People’s Government of dumping sickly patients at hospital verandas which makes them even more prone to contraction of other illness. “We’ve received several reports that patients being driven in vehicles of Besigye’s government are being dumped and isolated at hospitals. This is wrong!,” Enanga says. He further added that the Ministry of Health distanced itself from the activities of the People’s Government saying they are not in liason with any parallel forces. “The Ministry of Health is not working with any parallel arrangements like the way Dr. Besigye is coming out to say his government, which is an illegality has set up emergency teams to transport those with COVID-19 symptoms to health centres,” he said. “The Ministry of Health has also noted that these have been getting patients and dumping them outside hospitals and this is outside their arrangement,” he added.
Enanga also accuses Besigye of politicking to elevate his political mileage out of the pandemic. “Besigye and his team are aiming at scoring points from the crisis and yet this is not the time for that,” Enanga told the media.
Following the rising cases of expecting mothers and other ill patients that were left stranded after the ban on public transport, Dr. Besigye and his government set up teams to ensure that such cases would be handled easily and smoothly. For Corona suspects, the People’s Government said it would help them liaise with the Health Ministry officials through the toll free numbers. This contravenes Enanga’s assertions that the People’s Government has arrangements to handle Corona patients. Ingrid Turinawe, one of the ministers in Besigye’s government says she doesn’t need police consent to help a needy neighbour. It should be recalled that a recent court ruling dramatically recognised the presence of the People’s Government when it instructed Besigye to seek legal assistance from his own judges.