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KIU Teaching Hospital Receives Equipment From District, Opens Isolation Center


KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University Teaching Hospital has got personal protection and sanitization equipment from Bushenyi District, to supplement their existing stock, in a bid to boost its capacity in case of a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the district. The equipment includes facial masks, gloves and Ethanol 95% for washing hands.

This was revealed by the Executive Director of the hospital Prof. Robinson Ssebuufu on Wednesday, who also said the hospital had established an isolation ward for suspected Coronavirus patients.

“The district has identified our hospital as a holding place for any suspected patients and we have put in place an isolation ward, where we can keep patients before transferring them to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital," Prof. Ssebuufu said.

He advised people who present with fever, shortness of breath, breathing problems, cough and flu or those who have recently travelled or got in contact with high risk persons to stay where they are and call the hospital so that they can be picked up and brought to the isolation center.

He also called on the public to wash hands with frequently, avoid crowding and practice social distancing.

Prof. Ssebuufu also revealed that the KIU Teaching Hospital has not yet received any case of a suspected COVID-19 patient but said the hospital taskforce is in place and they are complying with all Ministry of Health guidelines.

The Ministry has put in place stringent guidelines as the country seeks to combat the global pandemic  which has been confirmed to have infected 14 people in Uganda so far.