By Yosam Gucwaki
Over 100 people in Masindi municipality have been tested and diagnosed against various disease by the army during the army week ahead of the 31st Tareh sita celebrations.
The patients were tested and diagnosed against malaria, HIV/AIDS, eye defects, cough, flue, and other illnesses.
Those with complicated diseases were given free counseling and referrals services to major hospitals like Masindi main hospital, Hoima referral and Masindi field artillery division health center four.
The army together with police also cleaned the trading centers of Kijuara , Kirasa and Masindi main hospital.
The event which took place at masindi Boma grounds on Saturday was in preparation for the climax of the tarehe sita slated for 6th Monday 2017.
Speaking to the media at Boma grounds, major peter Mugisa the public relations officer Masindi artillery division said that the day is cerebrated to mark the birth of UPDF during the national resistance movement gorilla war that was launched on 6th of February 1981.
He also noted that it is celebrated to recognize the immense support that was given by the local population in terms of food, uniforms, finances and hideout for the gorillas when they would launch attack on the government forces.
Mugisa noted that the day will be celebrated under the theme “cerebrating patriotic partnership that guarantees security for national development,”
Lieutenant Achilles Byaruhanga the health educator field artillery division Masindi urged the locals to always go to the division health unit to get health services for those who can walk to the barracks.
Joyce Tina from Katama cell central division masindi municipality, who received the free medical service thanked the army and government for the free treatment accorded to them saying that sometimes they do not get the relevant drugs and care in the government health facilities.