The opposition Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has urged government to reactivate initiatives that have been undertaken before to fight against Viral Outbreaks.
UPC Party Spokesperson Sharon Arach Oyat said that there are still missing gaps in implementing viral fighting techniques among which include extensive sensitization on various ways of prevention, translation of information, education and communication material in different languages to ensure the even the least educated understands the message on the fight against the Ebola.
“Ebola disease needs full awareness and cooperation from the society in regard to preventive measures and recommended treatment that ought to be availed on time.”
This came in the wake of the country’s facing yet another Ebola threat which has already claimed lives of 19 citizens with its epicenter being Mubende.
The country has also since lost frontline health workers, despite the good news of the five frontline workers who were discharged. To this end UPC urged citizens to prevent the disease with all the seriousness it deserves since it attacks vital organs of the body with appeals to the government to as well keep it at its best to protect Ugandans.
“UPC urges government and her line Ministry of Health to ensure that enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are provided to health workers as we fight against this deadly disease to minimize the infestation of our medics. The Party calls upon members of the public to be more vigilant and follow guidelines provided for by the Ministry of Health,” said Oyat.