A little too late? Police unveils Covid-19 isolation/ treatment centre 

Posted: 2021-02-12T08:44:03Z
A little too late? Police unveils Covid-19 isolation/ treatment centre 

The Directorate of Police Health Services has unveiled a Covid-19 isolation and treatment centre at Nsambya Barracks. 


The centre was unveiled on Thursday at a function presided over by the Chief of Joint Staff AIGP Jack Bakasumba and AIGP Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, the Director Medical Services.


According to Dr Byaruhanga, the facility will cater for the police personnel and their immediate families who test positive to Covid-19.
 
"Despite the Covid-19 cases going down, there are people who are still getting infected and among them are police personnel. You are all aware management protocol changed. When you test positive and you don't have much complications, you are requested to go and isolate yourself at home. Now, its hard to isolate ourselves given the nature of the working environment. So, that's why the police top management came up with a plan to have this facility," noted Dr Byaruhanga.


He added that the force has a dedicated medical team comprising of 30 medical personnel that have been trained by Ministry of Health on how to manage, handle and monitor Covid-19 patients provided they don't have complications.


The development comes at a time when COVID-19 cases have generally reduced to double digits. 


Currently, Uganda’s confirmed COVID-19 cases stand at 39,942, 328 deaths and 14,470 recoveries. 


Latest results from Wednesday 10th February 2021 indicate that only 31 new cases were confirmed. For many, such an isolation and treatment centre should have been put in place last year when number of infections were high.