The Last Covid-19 patients discharged from Hoima Regional Hospital

Hoima Regional Referral Hospital has today (Thursday) discharged the last three Covid-19 patients.

The patients include one man from Buliisa district and two women from Kyankwanzi district.

The women hailing from Namuliro trading centre tested positive for the virus on June 8, this year after returning from Mutukula in Kyotera district.

The in charge of Hoima Covid-19 treatment unit, Dr Lawrence Tumusiime, says the recoveries were a result of the health workers’ commitment.

“The health workers in the Covid-19 treatment unit have done a tremendous job by performing their duties tirelessly to have this success realised,” he says.

The women tested positive for the disease on June 8, 2020, from Namuliro trading centre after they had returned from Mutukula in Kyotera district.

Hoima hospital has since March this year treated 15 Covid-19 patients who fully recovered.

Today’s discharge of the last patients means that there are no more Covid-19 patients at the facility.

However, the medic says that the Covid-19 treatment unit will remain open and the health workers are on standby to receive any other cases that may emerge.

The first Covid-19 patient to be treated at the Hoima hospital was a renowned businesswoman in Hoima town who had returned from Dubai while the second case was of a police officer from Masindi central police station during the Ministry of Health community survey exercise.

Uganda’s Covid-19 cases have risen to 902.


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