The donation, done in partnership with Medilink Lab & Surgicals Ltd and Humane Africa Mission, was received by health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng.
UGANDA BATTLES CORONAVIRUS
KAMPALA - Uganda's COVID-19 response has received an assortment of coronavirus test kits worth about sh800m from SD Biosensor.
The donation, done in partnership with Medilink Lab & Surgicals Ltd and Humane Africa Mission, was received by health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng at the ministry headquarters in Kampala on Wednesday.
The assortment included 5000 standard Q COVID-19 Age tests, 5000 STANDARD Q COVID-19 IgM/IgG Combo tests and 4800 STANDARD M nCoV Real-Time Detection kits.
Earlier on Tuesday, the COVID-19 response was also boosted with an assortment of medicines from the Government of India, received by the Minister for State in charge of Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu.
The health ministry said the medicines will be stocked at the various COVID-19 treatment centres.
Relatedly, the ministry's permanent secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine, also received an array of personal protective equipment (PPEs) comprising of 20,000 face masks, 30,000 examination gloves and 120 pieces of infrared thermometers from Fosun Pharma and Phillips Pharmaceuticals Uganda.
Uganda's latest numbers
Meanwhile, the latest information from the health ministry (as of Tuesday) indicates that the cumulative confirmed coronavirus cases of Ugandans to-date is 6,712.
The country has registered 2,778 recoveries while 64 Ugandans have so far died of the virus.
The results from tests conducted on Monday confirmed 244 new COVID-19 cases, with one death recorded.