KIU, Western Campus
– Kampala International University Teaching Hospital has got personal
protection and sanitization equipment from Bushenyi District, to supplement their
existing stock, in a bid to boost its capacity in case of a potential COVID-19
outbreak in the district. The equipment includes facial masks, gloves and
Ethanol 95% for washing hands.
This was revealed by the Executive Director of the hospital
Prof. Robinson Ssebuufu on Wednesday, who also said the hospital had
established an isolation ward for suspected Coronavirus patients.
“The district has identified our hospital as a holding place
for any suspected patients and we have put in place an isolation ward, where we
can keep patients before transferring them to Mbarara Regional Referral
Hospital," Prof. Ssebuufu said.
He advised people who present with fever, shortness of
breath, breathing problems, cough and flu or those who have recently travelled
or got in contact with high risk persons to stay where they are and call the
hospital so that they can be picked up and brought to the isolation center.
He also called on the public to wash hands with frequently,
avoid crowding and practice social distancing.
Prof. Ssebuufu also revealed that the KIU Teaching Hospital has
not yet received any case of a suspected COVID-19 patient but said the hospital
taskforce is in place and they are complying with all Ministry of Health
The Ministry has put in place stringent guidelines as the
country seeks to combat the global pandemic which has been confirmed to have infected 14
people in Uganda so far.