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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Uganda : Mulago, Entebbe to get isolation centres

Article from New Vision Online :

" THE Government is to build two modern isolation wards at Mulago and Entebbe hospitals to boost the country’s capacity to detect and control avian influenza and other deadly epidemics.

The commissioner for health services, Dr. Dennis Lwamafa, made the disclosure at the launch of the Avian and Human Influenza Preparedness and Response project recently.

An isolation centre is a specialised facility where patients with unique clinical conditions are confined for examination. Construction of the two facilities is expected to start in November

The project will be implemented by the ministries of health and agriculture in collaboration with the Office of the Prime Minister.

Lwamafa said land had been secured and a consultancy firm contacted to design the facilities.

He also said laboratory staff from districts and regional referral hospitals had been trained and that equipment and reagents needed for testing had been procured."

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