KAMPALA — Four male and three female patients who have fully recovered from the novel coronavirus have been discharged from Mulago Hospital.
The seven were discharged by State Minister for Health in charge of General Duties Robinah Nabbanja, bringing the total number of those who have fully recovered from the virus and discharged to 19.
Four were discharged from Mulago Hospital on Wednesday, seven earlier discharged from Entebbe Grade B hospital and one from Adjumani hospital.
“More 7 patients who have recovered from COVID-19 have today been discharged from Mulago Hospital by Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, the Minister of State For Health General Duties. 3 females and 4 males,” Emmanuel Ainebyona, a spokesperson of the health ministry confirmed on Twitter.
According to the officials, the discharged patients have tested negative twice and are now clinically free of the virus.
They were part of the 23 patients that the hospital has been managing.
On Wednesday, Dr Byarugaba Baterana, the executive director Mulago hospital, urged government to learn from this outbreak to equip the hospitals to be able to handle bigger number of patients, adding that this is the time to bridge gaps.
“The time is now to prepare so that we should be able to have bigger numbers, we should manage. [At] Mulago we need like an extra 700 ventilators, 700 monitors, we need another oxygen plant. Other regional referrals that don’t have intensive care units [and] the time is now,” Dr Baterana was quoted by Daily Monitor.