Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital yesterday(18 June 2020) discharged 44 truck drivers who had recovered from COVID-19.
This is the second biggest number of recovered patients being discharged the same day from one facility ever since Uganda recorded its first case on March 21. On Monday, 47 truck drivers, the biggest number across the country were discharged from the same hospital.
While presiding over the ceremony to discharge the recovered patients at Entebbe Hospital, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine said that the latest discharge of 44 patients shows that the hospital is doing a commendable job.
The latest discharge brings the total number of patients who have recovered to 486 of the 741confirmed cases in the country.
However, Dr. Moses Muwanga, the Hospital Director reminded Atwine that his team has not yet been paid risk allowances for two months. There are 100 hospital workers including 70 health workers, with the Ministry PS saying that the risk allowances had been paid and will appear to the individual bank accounts by this Saturday.
Dr. Diana Atwine speaking……
Dr. Atwine had earlier praised the health workers as ‘heroes’ because they have handled cases amidst challenges of delayed payment of risk allowances. END