Doctors at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital have discharged three more people after recovering from the coronavirus disease-Covid19. The trio was discharged on Monday after testing negative twice.
Those discharged include a 34-year-old woman and two men aged 22 and 25 years, leaving the hospital with only three COVID-19 patients under its care.
According to Margaret Nanyonga the Communication Risk Officer, who is also in- charge of reintegrating recovered patients into their communities, the community reintegration process starts before the patient is discharged.
This, she says prepares community members to receive the people once they are discharged from the hospital. In the past, some communities including Senero and Kisubi villages have rejected some of the discharged people.
Nanyonga says that life becomes easier and community reintegration process can only happen smoothly when the patient, family members and the community are on talking terms.
Uganda has 97 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 55 recoveries and 0 deaths.
On Monday, 4 new cases were confirmed. According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa the Director General Health Services, 5 were foreign truck drivers, two Ugandan truck drivers and another case from community in Kyotera.
These are; A 36 year old Kenyan male truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point of entry, a 42 year old Tanzanian truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point of entry, a 47 year old male Kenyan truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point of entry, a 31 year old male truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point of entry, a 33 year old male Ugandan truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point of entry and a 56 year old Rwandese male truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point of entry.
Others are; a 40 year old Ugandan male truck driver from Mutukula confirmed from rapid assessment survey. He has since been transferred to Entebbe Grade B Hospital and a 48 year old female Ugandan from Kyotera district who has been working at Mutukula border as a security officer and was also confirmed from rapid assessment survey. She has been transferred to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.
According to Dr. Mwebesa, a total of 37 truck drivers (17) Kenyans, 14 Tanzanians, 1 Burundian, 1 Rwandese and 4 Ugandans have tested positive to.
Currently, there are 16 admitted COVID-19 confirmed cases and all are in stable conditions at; Mulago National Specialized Hospital (1), Entebbe Grade B Hospital (3), Arua Regional referral hospital (5), Jinja Regional referral hospital (1), Masaka Regional referral hospital (4), Hoima Regional referral hospital (1), and Kabale Regional referral hospital (1).