KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has encouraged health workers not to lose morale and cautioned them to maintain diligence in their service towards the fight against COVID-19. This came after a medical worker attached to the COVID-19 treatment centre in Lira got exposed to the virus and was isolated for treatment.
“We need to be safe. We need to protect ourselves. So we have come to identify with you and to reassure you that we're in this together, we will walk the journey together. Every life of a health worker matters and every life of a health worker must be protected. Our colleague is alive and well and will walk out of the hospital but we don't want any other person getting infected. You must protect yourselves. You must ensure that you follow the procedures clearly laid down in the guideline very carefully and without making a single mistake," said Health Minister, Dr. Ruth Aceng.
The Minister further warned health workers not to carelessly mingle with the asymptomatic patients, and to take special care to adorn the protective gear provided whilst attending to the patients.
Currently, Lira Isolation Center has a total of 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Uganda's Coronavirus cases, as of 1st June 2020, soared to 417, with 72 recoveries, and no deaths.