The Ministry of Health on Friday received 2 multipurpose vehicles from World Health Organisation (WHO) and Irish Embassy in Uganda to strengthen efforts in containing the Ebola outbreak in Kasese District.
According to the Ministry, this timely donation will help in boosting surveillance and logistics during the Ebola response phase. This donation is in addition to the 30 motorcycles the Ministry recently received from the two organizations also intended to intensify surveillance.
Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said “We have only 1 suspect case in isolation in Bwera Ebola Treatment Unit. Out of the three suspects we had yesterday, 2 tested negative for Ebola while results are pending for one suspect case (in isolation).”
“I would like to appeal to the nation to avoid shaking hands and any form of body contact as the country faces this Ebola outbreak. I also discourage mass gatherings. always wash your hands with soap, jik and water,” she added.
The Health ministry announced an Ebola alert on Tuesday evening after a five year boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) tested positive for Ebola shortly after crossing into Kasese District.
He died hours later followed by his grandmother later in the day at Ebola Treatment Unit at Bwera Hospital in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha town council.