A section of members of parliament have criticized the ministry of health for allowing families to bury their dead who succumb to COVID-19.
The government had initially taken up the burial arrangements, to guarantee safe and dignified burials, as usually done when dealing with highly infectious diseases.
Some members of parliament who include the Bufumbira East MP Dr. James Nsaba Buturo and Bunyaruguru county MP John Twesigye Ntamuhiira say giving the body of the COVID-19 victim to the families for burial will accelerate the spread of the disease in the community.
John Twesigye says that such a body should be kept in a hospital mortuary and transferred for burial on the day the victim is laid to rest.
Hon. Twesigye speaking……
Buturo says handing over the body of a COVID-19 victim to families is not advisable especially now that Ugandans have refused to adhere to the coronavirus standard operating procedures.
However, the State minister of Health for General Duties, Hon. Robinah Nabanja says government will not change its decision and families should learn to follow strict guidelines as they bury their loved ones who succumb to COVID-19.
This is because looking at the trajectory of infections the government will soon be over stretched by the number of people succumbing to the viral respiratory disease. Hon. Nabanja speaking…..
Uganda has so far had 15402 COVID-19 positive cases, 8038 recoveries and 144 death. END