By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced that 41 more COVID-19 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and been discharged.
The patients were discharged from Arua and Gulu hospitals after twice testing negative for the Coronavirus.
Of the 41 discharged patients, 34 were discharged from Gulu Hospital while the remaining 7 were discharged from Arua Regional Referral Hospital.
The Minister for Primary Health Care, Moriku Joyce Kaducu oversaw their discharge and handed them their certificates of full recovery.
According to the minister, Gulu Hospital remained with 31 COVID-19 patients, 22 of whom are expected to be discharged today, Friday, 12 June 2020, if the prerequisite second test comes out negative.
Hydroxychloroquine, a drug that recently was approved by the World Health Organization for use in treating COVID-19 patients, is the drug that has been used to treat all the patients that have recovered in Uganda so far. This, of course, is being used in conjunction with a plethora of other drugs.
A total of 161 COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged in Uganda so far.
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