Lukwago initially said that they had three ambulances that couldn't serve the large population under KCCA jurisdiction. But KCCA Spokesperson Daniel NuweAbine says the extra ambulances were mobilized by the Ministry of Health from the districts of Mukono and Wakiso which make up the metropolitan.
Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has sent out 18 Ambulances to offer
emergency health response to the residents across the greater Kampala area. The ambulances will offer health evacuation to both suspects and patients of
COVID-19 and any other health condition.
This comes in the aftermath of a presidential directive to KCCA to find transport
for people who may have health emergencies at a time when the government is under a 42-day lockdown. Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago told the press today at City Hall that the
Authority is in charge of 18 ambulances that shall be used for emergency health
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Lukwago initially said that they had three ambulances that couldn't serve the large
population under KCCA jurisdiction. But KCCA Spokesperson Daniel NuweAbine says the extra ambulances were mobilized
by the Ministry of Health from the districts of Mukono and Wakiso which make up
Although the president had suggested that vehicles can be
provided but those seeking emergency health services meet transportation
costs, NuweAbine says the ambulances shall be free of charge. A person in need of the ambulances can call a toll free number 0800-990-000 or send
a message through WhatsApp on 0792-310-927 and the people in the 24 hours call centre at KCCA shall connect them to the nearby ambulance.
Meanwhile, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago says that the
Authority doesn't have an operational budget to respond effectively to COVID 19. However, he adds, that they have agreed to have a COVID-19 response budget and that the technical team at KCCA shall work with the City Executive Secretary in charge
of Finance to draft a budget to submit to the COVID-19 National Task Force for
According to Lukwago, KCCA needs to equip their facilities with medicines and Personal
Protective Equipment for health workers among others, yet they cannot do
much without an operational budget yet Kampala is the current COVID 19 epicentre.
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Uganda, a total of 49,532 COVID 19 recoveries have been registered, 660 deaths
and 1,257,535 COVID 19 positive cases.