Ministry of Health calls upon Ugandans to take necessary precaution against COVID19
Dr Moriku, State Minister for Health, has called upon Ugandans to strictly follow the Ministry of Health guidelines and the Presidential directives as a strategy to control the spread of COVID19. She reminded the public, that everyone had a role in preventing and controlling the spread of COVID19.
Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Government Assurances and Implementation, to update the committee on the implementation of COVID19 undertakings using the funds appropriated by Parliament, the Minister said that COVID19 is a collective responsibility which calls for concerted efforts.
The committee tasked the Minister to clear the air regarding the rumours that a female Member of Parliament had contracted COVID19. The MPs raised concerned that the Ministry of Health had opted to keep silent amid the confusion in public, which had since caused anxiety.
In response to the concern, Moriku was non-committal on the matter but observed that the female Member of Parliament would get better. She reminded the members that everyone can contract COVID19 urging Ugandans to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines and the Presidential directives to control the spread of COVID19.
Dr Henry Mwebesa, Director General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health, reaffirmed that the Ministry Health had taken necessary action to ensure that Patients privacy was observed as provided by the law. Mwebesa said this in response to the allegations that the Ministry of Health officials has colluded with the media to broadcast patients information.
The Minister called upon the general public not to stigmatize people who have recovered for COVID19. She highlighted that this kind of discrimination and labelling harmed the victims