A skin disease known as scabies has devastated the four villages of Abangi, Onin, Bisaju and Ogadra in Budongo Sub County in Masindi district.
According to the Chairperson LCIII Budongo sub county Kenneth Kiiza Nyendwoha, the disease has greatly affected pupils of Kasenene primary school adding that it is spreading at a faster rate since it is a communicable disease.
Nyendwoha added that it is now three weeks since the disease was detected. He also explains that his worry is if itâ€™s not addressed urgently it may stretch to other neighboring villages.
He also noted that as a sub county they have committed Ugx 500,000 to 900,000 to do the treatment and sensitization.
When contacted the acting the District health Officer Masindi district, Patrick Baguma confirmed the disease noting that yesterday he dispatched his surveillance team to go on ground and ascertain its magnitude such that they can come out with measures to address it.
He however added that as a district, they have no money to do the needful saying that by Monday they will have got drugs since the sub county has committed some money.
Baguma added that the disease is caused by poor sanitation and personal hygiene. But Nyenwoha wondered why the disease is breaking out at the time the villages are improving in terms of health.
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