UPDF Doctors to Take Charge of Entebbe International Airport in Bid to Fight COVID19

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • March 23, 2020
A team of Doctors from the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) who were  recently trained by the ministry of health  were dispatched to Entebbe International Airport grade B hospital and hotels where isolated or quarantined people are being monitored for the  likelihood of having the Coronavirus.
This Follows the pronouncement of the corona virus in Uganda by the ministry of health and precautionary measures that were put in place to  contain and prevent the spread of the disease.
Dr Capt Kyitahimbwa of Air Force  and Dr Capt Magoba of SFC have been tasked to oversee all quarantine centers in Kampala and Entebbe areas to ensure compliance with the already given guidelines.
Hotels in Entebbe where isolated cases are held include Protea, Imperial Botanical,Central Inn,Mission Hotel among others. In Kampala they include Arch apartments,  Emin Pasha Hotel , Protea and others.
Dr Atwine, the permanent secretary ministry of health is quoted to have said,
“When it is time to listen, alert Ugandans should listen. When it is time to act they should act instead of spending more time talking they should implement. Countries that delayed to act are having greater challenges”.
She therefore called upon Ugandans to change behavior and adhere to the guidelines.