ENTEBBE — The three people who are cured of the novel coronavirus have been released from hospital on Saturday afternoon, sending a message of hope in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
The patients were discharged by Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda who saluted the health workers at Entebbe Grade B for the job well done.
Present at the event was officials from Government, CDC and WHO officials.
The health facility has been managing 30 patients and with 3 being discharged, 27 will be left in the hospital.
The discharge of the three has reduced active cases in Uganda to 53.
Uganda has so far registered 53 cases of COVID-19.
The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said that because of their right to privacy, their names could not be revealed but the discharge process involves testing for the virus at least 3 times –the last two after 21 days in Hospital.
Dr. Aceng said the three will be reintegrated in the community and asked the community not worry as they have been properly healed.
Regarding the discharge process, Minister Aceng said the process involves conducting a series of tests.
It is not clear whether the first case registered is among the discharged group.
The Minister of Health explained that each case is followed up individually until there are no signs of the virus remaining in their bodies.