>Terego District Leaders Irked by Lack of a Mortuary.
Leaders in Terego district are angered by what they call lack of Mortuary in the district since it kicked off its operations July this Year.
The leaders have called on the government to urgently consider committing funds to build a modern mortuary for the district at Omugo Health Center Four.
Bodies for post mortem and embalming are currently been taken to Arua regional hospital at the cost of relatives over long distances and this has reportedly become expensive for the people in far ends of Terego.
As a temporary measure, the health and local leaders in Yenga in East Terego erected a temporary structure for keeping dead bodies, and this according to the district leaders is a disrespect of the dead since a dead body put there will never be secure from vultures.
Rose Obiga the district Woman MP Terego says nobody should deceive Ugandans that Terego district has a mortuary because what is in Yenga is never a mortuary.
Joel Leku, the MP Terego West said the Ministry of health should urgently revisit its allocation for the district and consider constructing a mortuary in addition to a district hospital.
Jackson Abiria a resident and local council leader in Terego District says they were shocked to find parts of a dead body eaten by rats at Yenga temporary mortuary structure.
According to Bessi Ajilong, the RDC Terego, given the distance from Omugo HC 4 and different parts of Terego to Arua, having a modern mortuary is a must for the new district.
According to report from the district, most relatives who lose their loved ones at health facilities in the district opt to take the bodies direct home for burial from the admission beds where they die.