KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health has released a detailed list of District Health Officers and district surveillance focal persons per district to increase response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services at the MoH while addressing the media on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, encouraged the public to report alerts to their respective district officials for further action.
He said that district task forces have been reactivated to respond to the alerts arising from the districts.
“I would like to appeal to the general public to cooperate with the measures being taken by Government to prevent the further spread of COVID-19,” he said.
Dr. Mwebesa also appealed to the general public to remain calm and practice preventive measures.
“Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub always, maintain a social distance of at least 2 meters and if you have flu-like symptoms, cover your nose and mouth with a mask, calmly isolate yourself and call the Ministry of Health toll-free lines on 0800-100-066, 0800-203-033 or 0800-303-033” he noted.
The Ministry of Health also encouraged the general public to always verify information from the Ministry to avoid spreading false rumors which may cause unnecessary anxiety.
He said daily updates will also be uploaded on the information portal on or the Ministry of Health.