According to reports from the Ministry of Health (MoH), 547 Ugandans have so far recovered from the novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19.
Uganda’s total COVID-19 confirmed cases stand at 770 although there are more people admitted in Ugandan Isolation Centres and Hospitals that are not part of the 770 since they’re not Ugandans.
President Museveni directed that the records only show Ugandan cases and the foreigners (especially truck drivers) are admitted and treated without adding them to the tally or sent back to their home countries for medical attention.
MoH officials are currently presenting the COVID-19 Budget and Accountability Status on national broadcaster UBC where the Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr Diana Atwine has revealed the breakdown of expenditure of income that has been used in the fight against the virus.
“Shs 4.08bn was transferred to Regional Hospitals, Shs 11.3Bn for Personal Protective Equipment, Shs 6.3bn for Testkits, Shs 2.0bn for blood collection supplies.” Dr Atwine revealed.
The PS further revealed that the 309 volunteers who have been recruited onto the COVID-19 response team are paid daily for the services they render.
She rubbished allegations that some Shs 5Bn was paid to a Hotel Owner whose hotel was never used in the fight against the virus.
“Cabinet directed us to quarantine all travelers. Most hotels declined for fear of COVID-19 but a few accepted. Allegations that we paid 5Bn to one hotel are not true. We’ve paid a total of 2.2Bn to all hotels used as quarantines centres.” She revealed.
This post is being updated.