The Ministry of Health has received 210 beds as part of the COVID-19 auxiliary treatment centre at Namboole stadium.
The stadium is meant to serve as a treatment centre for asymptomatic and mild cases of Covid19.
This is hoped to reduce on the burden on health facilities currently treating COVID-19 patients.
The beds were procured with support from development partners.
Speaking at the stadium today, the Health Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine said the facility has begun with 210 beds which will be increased to 1,500.
She reiterated that Namboole will handle mild cases adding that this is aimed at curbing the spread of the virus in the community.
“The more the mild cases are left in the community, the wider the spread of the pandemic. That is why Government has invested in protecting its people to make sure that any positive case is taken out of the community,” said Atwine.
She added that general hospitals were also equipped to handle COVID-19 cases.
Furthermore, the Permanent Secretary said that the Ministry is ensuring that other services such as malaria prevention and treatment continue despite spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.
According to the latest COVID-19 results released by the Ministry of Health on Sunday, 128 new infections were confirmed bringing the cumulative total number of cases in Uganda to 3,667.
The Health Ministry also announced that 2 COVID-19 deaths had been reported raising the total number of fatalities to 41.