The COVID-19 response team has received an assortment of medicines from the Government of India. The donation was received by Hon Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the State Minister in-charge of Primary Health Care.
According to the Ministry of Health, these medicines will be stocked at the various COVID-19 treatment centres.
Meanwhile, a team led by Dr Diana Atwine, the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary also received Personal Protective Equipment comprising of 20,000 Face masks, 30,000 Examination Gloves and 120 pieces of infrared thermometers from Fosun Pharma and Phillip’s Pharmaceuticals Uganda.
The companies were represented by Ani, Director Phillip’s Pharmaceuticals Uganda Limited and Sanjoy Basak Country Head Fosun.
Amidst the pandemic, the Ministry of Health is continuing to push the struggle aimed at fighting covid-19.
Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Head of Public Relations at the Ministry of Health recently revealed that the Ministry of Health has distributed about 19.5 million masks in about 61 districts since the distribution exercise started.
He also mentioned that arrangements are underway to give masks to finalist students who are expected to return to the school soon.