MOH To Calibrates All Temperature Guns
Gulu district taskforce has directed that all temperature guns being used within the district be taken for fresh calibration at Gulu regional referral hospital (GRRH).
This is to ensure the temperature guns are all working within the required standard range.
According to Yoweri Idiba, the acting district health officer (DHO) the exercise is being done for free since some of them may be faulty.
Yoweri adds that they would use the opportunity to train the users on best ways of handling the guns and taking proper readings.
The use of the non-contact infrared thermometer (NCIT) helps to detect temperature which is associated with Covid-19 that presents with high fever resulting in above normal human body temperature reading.
According to health expert, the non-contact infrared thermometer (NCIT) is to be used in an environmental temperature between 60.8-104 degrees Fahrenheit (ºF) or 16-40 degrees Celsius (ºC) and relative humidity below 85 percent while the normal body temperature is accepted to be between 36.1°C to 37.2°C.