The Masindi patient is one of the two people who tested positive to COVID-19 on Saturday bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 85 in the country. The other patient who tested positive is a 35-year old Kenyan male driver who entered the country through the Busia border.
The Hoima Regional Refferral Hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit.Photo by Emmanuel Okello.
A patient who tested Positive to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Masindi district has been
transferred to Hoima Regional Referral hospital for specialized medical
The patient who is a police officer attached to Masindi Central
police station was confirmed on Saturday through the ongoing health ministry
The patient is one of the two people
who tested positive to COVID-19 on Saturday bringing the total number of
confirmed cases to 85 in the country. A 35-year old Kenyan male truck driver is the second person who tested positive.
Kisembo, the Hoima Resident District
Commissioner (RDC) who also doubles as the Hoima District COVID-19
told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that they received communication from
the Ministry of Health that the Masindi patient should be transferred to
the COVID-19 Treatment Unit
According to Kisembo, the patient was transferred on Saturday evening to the unit. He explains that health officials in the
district have recalled all the COVID-19 Case management experts who treated the
first COVID-19 patient at the Hoima COVID-19 Treatment Unit.
Dr. Rogers Musinguzi, the head of COVID-19 case
management committee in Masindi told URN that the Masindi COVID-19 patient was
transferred to Hoima Regional Referral hospital following advise from the
ministry of health since Hoima had already treated the first case and also has
one of the best COVID-19 treatment facilities set up by government.
This will be the second COVID-19 patient to
be treated at the Hoima COVID-19 Treatment Unit after a prominent business
woman in Hoima who returned from Dubai and tested positive to COVID-19 was
admitted and treated from the facility.