29 COVID19 Patients Discharged From Mbarara Referral Hospital
Mbarara regional referral hospital has so far discharged 29 Covid-19 patients of 38 admitted cases that are being managed at the facility.
Speaking to Crooze FM, Dr Celestine Barigye the Mbarara regional referral hospital Director confirmed that all the discharged patients of covid-19 were in good condition despite one patient with diabetes who reached at time of life supporting machine due to difficulty in breathing but later stabilized.
Dr Celestine is worried that once this virus is spread into the community many people could die calling upon the public to adhere to practices of wearing masks and keeping social distance.
Mbarara regional referral hospital on 19th March received and started treating its first positive covid-19 case.
The individual is a 32 year old Ugandan male truck driver who was identified at the Uganda – Rwanda border post of Mirama Hills after he tested positive. The truck driver reportedly entered the country through the Malaba border and was allowed to proceed after samples had been collected from him but he unfortunately tested positive with Covid19 and admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital from where he was discharged, on 1st June 2020 free of Covid19 .
On July 17th 2020, four more Covid-19 patients were discharged from Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital after their samples tested negative twice.
These had stayed at the hospital’s isolation center for fourteen days after their samples tested positive of Covid-19 and these came from Hoima, Jinja, Bunagana and Mutukura.
They were given certificates of discharge to confirm that they are free of covid-19.