A report released on Friday recommends to logistics providers to rapidly establish medical supply chains that will efficiently deliver quantities everywhere predicting that temperature requirements of up to -80°C are likely to be imposed for certain vaccines if they are to guarantee efficacy maintenance during transportation and warehousing. The existing medical supply chain distributes vaccines at 2 to 8°C.
“The last time the frontline health workers got risk allowances was in April when the government sent the 165 million Shillings for the district. Since then, there has been nothing, but we have to convince them to continue working with the hope that the government will respond,” he said.
Up to 530 health workers have been infected with COVID-19, six of them succumbing to the disease. According to the report, health workers that have been infected are from 60 districts in the country, some of which are hotspots. They include Kampala, Gulu, Jinja, Namisindwa, and Buikwe, among others.