The minister of health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has described health workers on the frontline of fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as ‘our real heroes’ because ‘without you, we cannot get through this battle.’
The minister was speaking at an event in Entebbe where three COVID-19 patients who have successfully been treated and since tested negative for the disease were being discharged.
“In a special way, I want to say a big thank you to the health workers who manage the COVID-19 suspected and confirmed cases. You are our real heroes. Without you, we cannot get through this battle. Thank you and God bless you,” the minister said.
Uganda with only 53 COVID-19 cases and no death has impressively handled the pandemic and abated the virus from spreading to cause more havoc in the country, thanks to the commitment of these health workers and their leadership.
Dr Aceng herself has received a lot of applause for the excellent technical and political guidance she has offered the ministry in combating this virus which has as of Saturday afternoon killed 104, 878 people of the 1.7m people affected worldwide.
The state minister for primary health care Dr Joyce Moriku Koducu, in a similar manner, applauded the Adjumani district case management team for doing a great job managing the patient with COVID-19 with marked improvement.
“He is stable and our prayer is that he heals soon. The Adjumani team, we treasure you all and may God reward your tireless efforts. Our support and love.” Dr Moriku tweeted.
Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said the discharge of 3 COVID-19 patients who have been successfully treated, is testimony to the great work by our dedicated health workers and strategic leadership of the government.
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