Entebbe Grade B Hospital has on Thursday discharged 44 COVID-19 patients who have been treated and healed from COVID-19.
The discharge which was presided over by the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Diana Atwine has made COVID-19 recoveries in Uganda rise to 486.
The patients that included 43 truck drivers and 1 contact tested negative twice for COVID-19 before they were discharged.
“This afternoon we have discharged 44 COVID-19 patients from Entebbe Grade B hospital. 43 of these are truck drivers and 1 was a contact. These were treated, recovered, and tested negative twice for COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 recoveries is 486,” Dr. Atwine announced.
As a way of appreciating frontline health workers for their efforts that have led to the recovery of 486 patients and no deaths, the Ministry of Health provided them with gas cylinders to improve their way of life.
Frontline health workers including the UPDF working in the COVID-19 response in Entebbe Grade B hospital, Mulago National specialized hospital and the China – Uganda friendship Hospital Naguru received gas cylinders from the Ministry of Health.
“This is intended to boost the welfare of the frontline health workers and their families. The gas cylinders given to the teams is part of the donation received to support COVID-19 response,” the Health Ministry announced.