By Our Reporter
9th June 2021
The Luwero District Task Force on COVID 19 has resolved to reopen two isolation centers to admit patients as the virus surge.
At least 82 people in Luwero district have been infected with COVID 19 and so far 19 recovered as the area is hit by the second wave.
As a result, the District Task Force on COVID 19 has resolved to reopen isolation centres at Nyimbwa Health Center IV and Luwero Hospital. The two were designated as COVID 19 isolation centres last year following the outbreak of COVID 19 but closed over a decline in infections.
Nyimbwa HC IV isolation ward also hosted Ebola suspects in 2012 following an outbreak of the disease.
Dr Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that the two centres have been reopened and now admit patients of COVID 19 for treatment. Nkonwa revealed that 82 patients are already undergoing treatment at the centres.
Nkonwa added they have also resolved to intensify screening of suspected patients at health centres and create emergency units in all health units to enable the health workers to isolate any suspected patients before they are tested and transferred to centres for treatment.
To date, Uganda has registered 54,669 confirmed COVID 19 cases and 388 deaths.