Government has with immediate effect closed down Masaka Regional Referral Hospital for inpatients over surging cases of Covid-19 disease.
Uganda has 55511 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 403 deaths. So for over 600,000 doses of covid-19 have been administered to various categories of Ugandans including teachers, security personnel, Journalists and people with underlying health conditions.
According to a statement released by the Hospital management, the health facility will only receive referrals and critically ill patients.
“In the view of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Hospital management has decided to close Surgical Out Patient Department (OPD), diabetic and hypertension clinic, Paediatric OPD, Dental clinic and Eye clinic,” the hospital said in a statement.
Globally, there 174,061,995 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 3,758,560 deaths, reported to World Health Organisation (WHO). As of 10 June 2021, a total of 2,156,384,616 vaccine doses have been administered.