It’s bad laws failing Covid fight - Atwine

Health ministry PS Dr Diana Atwine during the interview on June 28. PHOTO/RACHEL MABALA 

What you need to know:

  • In eye of the storm: The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health in a wide-ranging interview says the failure to secure 42,000 ICU beds, oxygen and other equipment to prepare the country for the ravaging pandemic is because of bad procurement laws, among others.

The permanent secretary of Ministry of Health, Dr Diana Atwine, has blamed the current oxygen crisis in Mulago National Referral Hospital and the regional referral hospitals across the country on high global demand that has affected supplies.

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