Kabale regional referral Hospital has suspended all non emergency admissions as Covid-19 cases continue to surge.
The announcement was made on Tuesday after the coronavirus treatment unit at the hospital was filled to the capacity by patients.
Darius Nandinda, the head of the Covid-19 task force in Kabale district said they extended the treatment unit to the medical ward at the hospital.
“Consequently, with effect from Wednesday 18th November 2020, all new incoming patients with other medical conditions will be admitted at Kamukira health centre IV in southern division Kabale municipality,” Nandinda said.
The Kabale hospital administration, district health office and Kabale municipality officials have hence advised the general public to prefer lower health centers in Kigezi region, and only leave Kabale hospital for emergencies.
“Our people should choose lower health centers to decongest the hospital. Only serious emergencies should come at the hospital” Nandinda said.
Dr Sophie Namasope, the Kabale Regional Referral Hospital speaking to our reporter said the hospital currently has in their admission 60 Covid-19 patients.
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