The leader of opposition in the tenth parliament who doubles as the Gulu district woman MP, Betty Aol Ochan has cautioned government to take immediate action on the spiking cases at the Elegu border or else she mobilises the Acholi community.
Hon. Aol said this while reacting to the Monday arrest of Acholi MPs; Gilbert Oulanya and Odonga Otto who took to the streets in demand for the decentralization of the soaring numbers admitted at the Gulu referral hospital.
“We stand in solidarity to call upon government to radically sort out the mess of Corona virus cases admitted in Guly regional referral hospital immediately,” says Aol. “I declare my solidarity with my colleagues and other activists who include Hon MPs, Odonga Otto, Gilberr Oulanya, and activists Kelly Komakech among others who were arrested from Gulu town,” she adds.
Reacting to the spiking cases, Acan says the Gulu hospital facility has a capacity of 11 covid patients compared to the 112 admitted cases. “The hospital has no ICU centre to handle any of the Covid-19 patients if need arises,” she notes.
She however warns that if worse turns worst, they are likely to mobilise the Acholi community to block the truck drivers from Elegu. “Let the government and ministry of health sort out the truck drivers at the border, if this is not done, we shall mobilize the community to block them,” she reiterates. She further advises government to put to proper use the allocated supplementary funds which she says can do better things like escorting the truck drivers from Elegu to their destinations.