Covid-19 testing kits, PPE shortage hits Mubende

Mubende District Health Officer, Dr Deo Lubowa (centre) interacts with Members of Parliament on the Parliament Covid-19 Taskforce.

Government has been urged to provide more testing kits, drugs and vaccines needed in the fight against Covid-19 in Mubende District.

Meeting the Parliament Covid-19 Taskforce, Dr Deo Lubowa, the Mubende District Health Officer, also said that there was need for constant supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical personnel to aid the smooth flow of their work.

“We need more testing kits and drugs to administer to patients after testing. Due to lack of drugs, people have given up testing because they don’t see any reason of testing when the hospital can’t provide drugs for their recovery,” the physician said.

Dr Lulume Bayigga, the Buikwe West Member of Parliament, appreciated health workers in the district for sustainably providing their services to patients amidst the challenges being faced in the fight against Covid-19.

This, during a meeting by the Parliament Covid-19 Taskforce that is traversing the central region to assess the Covid-19 situation in the area and how hospitals are coping with the different challenges.

The meeting took place at the Mubende district headquarters.

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