Lockdown: Former teacher rides bicycle to deliver ARVs to patients

Mr Patrick Waisana,50, a volunteer at Busolwe Hospital in Butaleja District rides his bike to deliver ARVs and Anti-TB drugs to patients in four districts following Covid-19 lockdown. Photo by Yahudu Kitunzi

What you need to know:

  • According to him, he has so far delivered ARVs to 46 patients and to 20 TB patients in the districts of Tororo, Butaleja and Namutumba.

  • Mr Waisana, who is married with nine children, rides a bike every day but he said it is not easy because of the long distance and most of the times hungry.

Hundreds of people living with HIV/Aids and TB are stranded since public transport means were stopped by President Museveni in the fight against Covid-19. Most of the patients can’t manage to reach the health facilities to get drugs.

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