Ministry of Health provides 30 districts with nonmedical items

Dr Diana Atwine flagging off the donations on Tuesday. Courtesy photo.
  • Government has asked each district to account for each item received.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine on Wednesday flagged off non-medical items to institutional quarantine centres in 30 districts

According to Dr Atwine, the items were received as donations from various stakeholders for COVID-19 response.

“This is an addition to what was previously distributed and we shall be sending more as per need and availability. We urge the districts to ensure accountability for each items,” she added.

Each quarantine centre will receive:

On Tuesday, 12 May, 2020, Ministry of Health confirmed four new cases out of 1,478 samples tested from truck drivers.

According to a data from the Ministry of Health website, 61, 460 samples have been tested upto date.

In May 2020, government identified 17 isolation centres within Kampala and Entebbe Municipality.

Ms Robina Nabbanja, State Minister of Health told said then that isolation centres included hotels, lodges and university hostels.

Government is spending not less than shs50, 000 per person in isolation facilities.

Currently, there are 1,103 individuals under quarantine across the country. Uganda has 121 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease, with 55 recoveries and zero death.

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