Entebbe Hospital reopens to general public

For over two years after Entebbe regional referral hospital was reserved to treat only COVID-19 cases, the medical facility has reopened doors to treat general medical cases. Dr. Moses Muwanga, the outgoing medical superintendent said, the facility is now ready to admit patients suffering from other illnesses after COVID-19 cases decreased.

Dr. Muwanga revealed the news while receiving relief items worth shs50m from Kansai Plascon company. Among the donated relief items include, matresses, basins, disinfectants, paint among others, some of which will be used by the patients while other items were donated to the health workers as a token of appreciation for treating COVID-19 patients.

When several countries had started registering COVID-19 cases in months that preceded March 2020, the ministry of health requested the management of Entebbe regional referral hospital to identify health workers and space in the main hospital to manage and act as an isolation site since the designated isolation unit was still under renovation.

Equipment worth shs50m were donated to Entebbe hospital

The preparation also involved modification and repairing some sections in the hospital to ensure that wards meet the isolation site standards. However, there was no official communication from the health ministry notifying the general public about the closure of Entebbe hospital. For over one year, the hospital handled only Covid19 cases, save for isolated cases of animal bites.

Currently, there are no COVID-19 patients in Entebbe hospital as the remaining cases were referred to the Isolation centre which is also located in Entebbe municipality. Some renovations and readjustments are being made at the hospital to mend and repair spoilt equipment and hospital beds.

Santosh Gumte the plascon Managing director said, the company decided to give back and appreciate the health workers who have done a great job to fight COVID-19 in the country.

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