NAMISINDWA– The Namisindwa District woman Member of Parliament, Hon Grace Namukhala Watuwa has told Parliament that the body of the first Covid-19 victim has been exhumed by stray dogs.
The decomposing corpse was seemingly buried hurriedly like a curse in a shallow grave by health workers who were scared.
Last week, the Ministry of Health confirmed that the country had registered its first Covid death, a Ugandan female in Namisindwa district. She was buried by a team of experts from the Uganda Red Cross and health ministry officials.
She told MPs that security personnel who were deployed to guard the grave have run away owing to the smell in the area after suspected stray dogs dug out the body.
“I want to inform this house that the body was later exhumed by dogs and the place is now full of a stench that has even chased away the security people,” she added.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, who chaired the house, ordered the Ministry of Health to immediately send a team to Namisindwa district to check on the matter.
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