No access to Police headquarters without vaccination card – IGP Ochola
Written by David Gwenyemera on June 25, 2021
The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has issued a new directive barring persons who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 from accessing Naguru police headquarters.
Following Ochola’s directive, Counter-terrorism teams guarding the entrance are restricting people from going beyond the gate without proof of vaccination, as staff at the police headquarters say a COVID-19 vaccination card must be the gate pass for both civilians and police personnel.
The Police health services directorate headed by Dr Moses Byaruhanga, on March 24, launched a vaccination drive of its personnel purposely targeting all those aged 50 years and above as well personnel with pre-existing conditions.
Dr Byaruhanga says a total of 2,655 police officers had been vaccinated across the country.
Ministry of health gave 20,000 AstraZeneca doses to the police force but others were vaccinated under local government arrangements.
Although the police still remain cautious on the tandard Operating Procedures and vaccination, sources at the headquarters say Ochola still decided that only 20% of the personnel attached to various directorates should continue working physically as others stay home.