A total of 40 health workers from Acholi and Lango sub-regions have been trained in emergency response to Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pre-hospital care providers were drawn from the districts of Oyam, Gulu, Kitgum, Amuru and Omoro and they included; nursing officers, ambulance drivers and midwives.
According to Ms. Maria Nansasi Nkalubo, a Principal Operation Officer at the Ministry of Health, the training was aimed at enhancing the capacity of health workers to respond to Covid-19 emergencies.
Nansasi says these health workers are also expected to provide routine safe transportation of patients with other emergencies.
The Health Ministry official says they have already done a similar training for health workers in Central region and they will roll out the training, that is being supported by Korean Foundation for International health care to other regions of the Country.
She also explained that government of Uganda is working hard to implement and fill the gap in the Emergency medical care to improve on quality health care provision to the public
Sister Eunice Amodo,a Nursing officer from Oyam district who attended the training told our reporter in an interview that the training has helped them to strengthened their working relationship while at the emergency care unit
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