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Four Ebola survivors discharged from Mubende Hospital

RDC Rosemary Byabashaija handing over a bedding to a survivor on Thursday. PHOTO URN

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four survivors, who have been undergoing treatment at the Ebola Treatment Unit – ETU in Mubende have been discharged.

They were discharged on Thursday amid jubilation by the health workers, district technical staff, and members of the Ebola Taskforce led by Mubende Resident District Commissioner – RDC, Rosemary Byabashaija.

The survivors were given household items including bedding as a start-up as they reunite with their families.

Byabashaija described the discharge as a breakthrough and commended the government and communities for the effort that has necessitated them to successfully treat 67 people. She said a total of 42 people died of Ebola and warned the people to guard against the disease.

Byabashaija also asked the people to adhere to the health regulations set by the government and also to patiently wait for further guidance from authorities amid the lockdown as well as advice from the health experts.

She revealed that they have established a survivors’ clinic to take care of the survivors’ likely effects of the disease.

Dr Paskar Apiyo, a consultant physician, said that the patients were in a bad state and the situation was challenging but the successes achieved were a result of teamwork and cooperation among the medical workers.

One of the survivors, Sylvia Nantumire from Kikandwa Sub County in Kassanda District said that her recovery was God given because of the poor situation that she went through.

On Saturday, President Museveni extended the lockdown for another 21 days starting November 26. Museveni observed progress achieved in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease in Mubende and Kassanda districts.

The lockdown restricts movements in and out, as a measure to mitigate the spread of the disease.



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