Doctor: People dying like flies

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THE spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Eastern Highlands is “so fast people are dying like flies”, according to Dr Joseph Apa, the chief executive officer of the Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority. “The spread of deadly delta variant is so fast that people are dying here and there like flies,” Dr Apa said.
He strongly urged everyone to get vaccinated and continue practicing the new normal.
“Get vaccinated. Critically ill patients are in dire need of oxygen,” Dr Apa said. He estimates that more than 100 who died in villages in the eight districts not been properly accounted for.
“This is the first time,” he said.
“The spread is very fast. More than 100 died in the districts where there are communal gatherings.”
Dr Apa received food from the Goroka district administration. Goroka MP Aiye Tambua and district chief executive officer Benson Imara gave K100,000 to Goroka town Lopi Clinic.
Imara called on MPs from the other seven Eastern Highlands districts to assist Goroka town where many people were flocking to.
“People are getting help in Goroka town because their health facilities in the districts have stopped functioning. We need your help,” Imara said.