Kabale District Covid-19 Taskforce receives medical supplies from USAID through Local Health Partners Project.

Kabale District Covid-19 Taskforce receives medical supplies from USAID through Local Health Partners Project.

The Kabale District Covid-19 Taskforce has today received an assortment of medical supplies worth 50 million Shillings from USAID through Local Health Partners Project, to help in the fight Covid-19.

The medical supplies include; face masks, medical gloves, liquid soaps, sanitizers, disposable aprons, oxygen cylinders and tents, among others.

The supplies will be distributed to the District Health Office, Buhara, Butanda, Kaharo, Kakomo, Kamugangunzi, Kyanamira and Bwama Health Center IIIs, Kahondo Health Center II as well as Maziba, Kamukira and Rubaya Health Center IVs.

Handing over the items at Kabale District Headquarters, the Health Systems Strengthening Specialist in the USAID, Christopher Rwabugiri, said the supplies will assist health workers in the fight against Covid-19. He said that the donation is aimed at supporting the ministry of Health, in responding to the current second Wave, of Covid-19. Rwabugiri added the medical supplies are aimed at protecting health workers from the threat of high infection rates arising shortages of personal protective equipment-PPEs in health facilities.

The Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Godfrey Nyakahuma, who received the supplies, said the donation is timely, adding that it will help to curb community infections. He added that currently, the district is experiencing a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, especially in sub counties neighboring Rwanda.

As of Wednesday 08th September 2021, the district had 160 active cases, including 51 in admission and 109 under the Home based care. The cumulative number of confirmed cases since March 2020 stands at 2,410, while the number of cases registered since May 2021 is at 1,860. 98 people have succumbed to disease in Kabale district.

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