KAMPALA — Uganda has discharged three more COVID-19 patients from Mulago Hospital in Kampala after they tested negative for the disease.
Malago Hospital alone has discharged a total of 20 patients out of the 41 total recoveries registered in Uganda.
The Ministry of Health said only 3 COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment at the facility.
Those discharged were handed certificates of recovery by Health Minister Joyce Moriku Kaducu at the Mulago Hospital where they had been admitted.
They will now undergo psychosocial support before being reintegrated back into the community, the Ministry said.
The minister said that none of the 61 patients has exhibited severe symptoms of the disease.
All first patients who fully recovered from the deadly coronavirus were treated using the controversial hydroxychloroquine drug that is yet to be approved by the World Health Organisation.
“The patients we are discharging today were on hydroxychloroquine and erythromycin actually,” director general of Health Services in the Ministry of Health Dr Henry Mwebesa tweeted when the country discharged the first three Covid-19 patients on April 11.
Uganda is going all out to deploy the treatment regime, President Yoweri Museveni said on Tuesday, despite caution from the WHO, scientists and top epidemiologists that hydroxychloroquine has fatal side effects.