The Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng on Tuesday 18th October 2022, confirmed government’s plan of providing free transportation means to medical personnel, teachers, and learners in Mubende district.
According to the Minister, the deployment of vehicles follows the president’s directives that restricted movement of both private and public transport means in both Mubende and Kassanda districts.
The directive that was implemented is to last for 21 days to control the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
While touring Kirwanyi, Madudu sub-County in Mubende district, the Minister revealed the plans of government as a response to public calls on means of delivering services to people in need.
The Minister is in Mubende to establish how the authorities are implementing the presidential directives on Ebola.
Dr. Aceng asked the people of Mubende to desist from using other means of transport besides the vehicles the government has provided.
She also added that schools and health facilities in Mubende shall be given temperature guns as one of the mechanisms to detect signs of EVD and temperature of learners.
“Temperature gadgets shall be used to check every learner, teacher, and worker at the respective schools as well as test the temperature of all patients and people accessing health centers,” Dr. Aceng said.
The Minister further asked the communities to desist from conducting burials before informing the authorities indicating that burial has to be conducted by safe burial teams.
Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health encouraged people to ensure that they respect the Presidential directives since they were put to save people from contracting and dying the EVD.
She added that the Madudu Health Centre II will soon be upgraded to Health centre III since the Madudu Sub County has a high population about 100,000 and that combined with other areas.