Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the Head of COVID-19 Case management team in Masindi district, told Uganda Radio Network on Monday morning that they are arranging to transfer the two senior health officials to either Entebbe hospital or Hoima Regional Referral Hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit.
Tension is high at Masindi Hospital as two Senior Health
workers at the facility have tested Positive for COVID-19 alongside four other
The results of the two were released to the district Health officials by the Health ministry on Sunday evening.
Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the Head of COVID-19 Case management team in
Masindi district, told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday morning
that currently they are arranging to transfer the two senior health officials to
either Entebbe hospital or Hoima Regional Referral Hospital COVID-19 Treatment
Unit for further management.
He says they have also embarked on tracing for the four other community
members who tested positive alongside the two senior officials so that they can
also be transferred to Hoima Regional Referral hospital for treatment.
Musinguzi has cautioned the people of Masindi to be extra careful
and follow all the COVID-19 guidelines to prevent them from further
acquiring the pandemic.
Thesesix more COVID-19 confirmed cases in the district bring to 17
the total number of people who have tested positive for the pandemic in the
district since May this year. Others have been treated and recovered.
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According to Musinguzi, the district COVID-19 Task-force is currently locked in a crisis meeting to see their next move especially at Masindi hospital where they think more Health workers could have contracted the disease.
Masindi district registered its first COVID-19 case on May 1,2020
after a police detective attached to Masindi Central police station tested
positive for the pandemic during the Rapid Assessment survey conducted by the
health ministry across the country.
The patient was immediately transferred to Hoima regional referral
hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit for specialized medical attention. He was
discharged on June 1,2020.
In the aftermath, all the 104 police officers who were manning
Masindi Central Police Station were replaced and quarantined at Masindi police
barracks together with their family members.