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Doctors Praise Government for its Quick Response on Ebola Outbreak

The Uganda Medical Association Doctors have praised the Government of Uganda for responding quickly on the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola broke out in Uganda last week in the western Kasese district, killing three people.

No new cases have been recorded so far.

According to Dr Ekwaru Obuku the President UMA, Government has done a good job in early preparedness and response so far including the compassionate vaccination of more than 4000 health care professionals.

“We call upon healthcare professionals to stay calm but vigilant; and observe infection prevention.”

Obuku also urged the general public and media to exercise caution and desist from rumors about new cases of Ebola in Uganda.

“It is the Ministry’s mandate to report of epidemics such as Ebola and its also confirmed by a laboratory test by the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe”.

“I thank the government for its increased investment in the health sector, rending from salary and medical supplies budget to infrastructure such Mulago Specialized Maternal and Neonatal Hospital.

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While addressing journalists in Kampala Obuku also recommended that more resources should be allocated to fighting epidemics such as Ebola Anthrax ,Marburg and Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever.

In the new financial year 2019/2020, government allocated Shs2.6trillion for the health budget compared to the Shs2.6 trillion allocated in the previous financial year 2018/2019.

 

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