“Protect Yourself” – Bushenyi District Health Officer Advises KIU Students

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Dr. Edward Mwesigye, the District Health Officer for Bushenyi district has urged students from Kampala International University to “protect themselves at all times”, as the number of people infected with COVID-19 in the country continues to rise.

Dr. Mwesigye made this call while visiting the Kampala International University Teaching Hospital’s COVID-19 emergency centre on Monday 30th, March 2020, to pay a courtesy call to the hospital’s focal person for Coronavirus, Dr. Sam Kyalema.

“Students should take their lives as a priority and adhere to the Presidential directive and Ministry of Health guidelines to combat COVID-19,” Dr. Mwesigye said.

“They should also exercise infection prevention and control and watch out for any high-risk persons and report them immediately,” he added.

Bushenyi district is liaising closely with KIU Teaching Hospital, and is using the hospital as the emergency centre for COVID-19 in the neighbourhood. 

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