By Ben Musanje
16th June 2021
Government has disclosed its collaboration with the private sector to utilize private oxygen production plants to have enough oxygen for Covid-19 patients.
This week, Mulago National Referral Hospital admitted that oxygen production in their plants is no longer adequate for the Covid-19 patients at the facility following a surge in numbers of patients.
Addressing the Science Journalists on zoom about the status and responses to Covid-19 in Uganda, Dr Monica Musenero, the Minister In charge of Science and Innovation says that they are working with private hospitals to provide care to patients as well as enforcing full interventions to control the flow of cases.
She further says that they have devised means of monitoring homecare patients by deploying a team of experts that will ensure that people don’t enter the official care system late.
Meanwhile, Musenero assure the public that those in need of the second dose will be prioritized first on the awaited consortium of Covid-19 vaccine that is expected to arrive in the country soon.
According to the Ministry of Health, the June 14 results for new cases of Covid-19 were 1,110 with 49 new deaths that totals to 508 cumulative deaths.
A total of 806,129 people have been vaccinated to-date which is 15.3 percent of the population and over 1.2 million tests have been conducted yet 950 patients are active admissions at health facilities.