The proposed staff recruitment comes a few hours after Health Minister; Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed eight new Coronavirus cases sending panic among the population. According to Dr. Aceng, all the eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ministry is the process of recruiting 200 health professionals for a six months
period to respond to emergency as the country battles the Coronavirus
An advert issued by
the Health Ministry, Permanent Secretary Dr.
Diana Atwine on Tuesday afternoon shows that they seek to recruit 10 Special Grade medical officers (internal medicine),
50 medical officers, 40 epidemiologists and 20 nursing officers.
others are 30 assistant nursing officers, five (5) laboratory technologists,
five (5) psychiatric clinical officers, 30 anesthetic specialists, 10 ambulance
assistants and 10 drivers. Interested applicants are expected to deliver their applications
physically by Friday March 27, 2020.
proposed staff recruitment comes a few hours after Health Minister; Dr. Jane
Ruth Aceng confirmed eight new Coronavirus cases sending panic among the
population. According to Dr. Aceng, all
the eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, United
Arab Emirates (UAE).
of them returned on March 20, 2020 and six on March 22, 2020 aboard the
Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines flights respectively. The confirmation of
the new cases brings to nine the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
today, 2,661 travelers, including Ugandan nationals identified as potential
risk have according to Dr. Aceng either been put under self-quarantine or
institutional quarantine to avoid the further spread of the virus. Out of
these, government says 1,356 are currently under follow-up. 774 of these are
currently under institutional quarantine while 582 are under self-quarantine.
to Dr. Aceng, 1,305 high risk travelers have successfully completed their 14
days of follow-up. “…We continue to appeal to the general public to
remain calm and practice preventive measures. Wash your hands always and
maintain a social distance of 4 meters,” said Dr. Aceng in her Monday night
President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address
the country at 4pm about the coronavirus that has wreaked havoc across the
world. “I will conduct my fourth address to the country
in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. I urge you all to observe the guidelines
provided by @MinofHealthUG and myself so that we defeat this disease,” said
President Museveni on his official twitter account @KagutaMuseveni.
the outbreak, 383,008 Coronavirus cases have been recorded globally with 16,585
deaths registered. Meanwhile, 102,524 have so far recovered from the