By Charles Katabalwa
24th March 2020
Ugandan journalists are challenged to report facts and give hope instead of scaring the general public about the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Dr. Monica Musenero the Assistant Commissioner, Epidemiology and Surveillance at the Ministry of Health – Uganda says many journalists are reporting as if the entire world is ending now.
Musenero adds it’s possible to have Coronavirus and it does not cause a big crisis but such information is not addressed by a journalist which lives the general public in a hopeless state.
She has advised Ugandans to learn from the developed countries the measures employed to control the spread of the disease.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry is in the process of recruiting 200 health professionals for a six months period to respond to emergency as the country battles the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
An advert issued by the Health Ministry, Permanent Secretary Dr. Diana Atwine this afternoon shows that they seek to recruit 10 Special Grade medical officers (internal medicine), 50 medical officers, 40 epidemiologists and 20 nursing officers.
The others are 30 assistant nursing officers, five (5) laboratory technologists, five (5) psychiatric clinical officers, 30 anesthetic specialists, 10 ambulance assistants and 10 drivers. Interested applicants are expected to deliver their applications physically by Friday March 27, 2020.