Mubende Hospital administration has set up an Ebola isolation center following reports that Ebola patients from Kibaale district were flocking the health unit for treatment.
By Ismael Kasooha and Luke Kagiri
Ninteen new Ebola casesWere Tuesday morning reported at Kagadi Hospital in Kibaale district.
Mubende district bordering Kibaale has set up an isolation centre center following reports that Ebola patients from Kibaale were flocking the health unit for treatment.
This caused panic as Nurses turned away patients for fear that they could be having the deadly Ebola virus.
Mubende Hospital chief Dr. Edward Nkurunziza told New Vision that the isolation center would handle Ebola cases if confirmed.
Meanwhile seven doctors of Mulago Hospital who treated an Ebola patient from Kibaale district have been placed under quarantine.
This was done to prevent the spread of the deadly disease that has claimed 14 lives. Another 13 health workers, who accompanied the patient who died a few days ago, have also been quarantined, President Yoweri Museveni revealed Monday.
In a statement on the outbreak of Ebola, Museveni cautioned Ugandans to avoid activities that could spread the disease.
Two more patients who are suspected to have contracted the deadly disease have been registered in Kibaale, according to the district health officer, Dr. Dan Kyamanywa.
By Sunday evening, there were five new cases. “We have taken samples from the patients for testing,” Kyamanywa said yesterday.
Fourteen people have so far died of Ebola in the last three weeks. The 13 died in Kibaale and one of them at Mulago Hospital, where she had been transferred.
Mubende Hospital medics panic over Ebola