DR JANE RUTH ACENG RETURNS TO MUBENDE AND KASSANDA DISTRICTS AFTER PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ANNOUNCED A LOCKDOWN

DR JANE RUTH ACENG RETURNS TO MUBENDE AND KASSANDA DISTRICTS AFTER PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ANNOUNCED A LOCKDOWN

The Political Head at the Ministry of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng is returning to Mubende and Kassanda districts where she is expected to oversee the progress in the fight against Ebola. On Thursday, 20th October 2022 it will be one month since Dr Diana Atwine announced the outbreak of Ebola.

Dr Aceng has been to Mubende and other neighbouring districts this one month, but her visit this week is significant especially since she returns when there’s a lockdown. The health workers and other state actors will be waiting for her guidance in implementing the guidelines announced.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni directed the Minister of Health on what to do in the coming days.

Countrymen, Countrywomen and Foreign Residents, these are temporary measures to control the spread of Ebola.

We should all cooperate with the authorities so that we bring this outbreak to an end in the shortest time possible. In regards to essential health services, Ambulances, vans and medicines have been deployed to support the continuity of other health services.

Those who are sick should use ambulances to access the hospitals and health workers should use the vans. The Minister for Health and other authorities will provide additional guidance on these directives.

Lastly, for Kampala City, while the two cases that tested positive came from Mubende District and are regarded as Mubende cases, because of the presence of contacts of these two cases and the risks of infection, I have directed a full mobilization of Kampala City into a response mode.

This should cover the Kampala Metropolitan area. The Minister for Health and other authorities will provide additional guidance on these directives.

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