Inadequate protective gear frustrating Covid-19 fight

Protected. Health workers at Mulago Specialised Hospital see off seven patients who recovered from coronavirus on March 18. Many health workers say they do not have enough personal protective gear. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA

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  • Protection: Whereas the Health ministry has been recommending the use of personal protective equipment since the outbreak of Covid-19, little has been done to ensure this is achieved, especially by those on on the frontline against the disease, writes Isaac Mufumba.

On Monday, health workers at Princess Diana Health Centre IV in Soroti District, went on strike protesting failure by the authorities there to provide them with personal protective equipment (PPE). The nurses had by Thursday morning not returned to the wards.


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