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Masaka Regional Referral Hospital closed for inpatients over spike in Covid-19 cases

Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. Government has closed down the facility for inpatients over spike in Covid-19 cases (File Photo)

Government has with immediate effect closed down Masaka Regional Referral Hospital for inpatients over surging cases of Covid-19 disease.

Uganda has 55511 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 403 deaths. So for over 600,000 doses of covid-19 have been administered to various categories of Ugandans including teachers, security personnel, Journalists and people with underlying health conditions.

According to a statement released by the Hospital management, the health facility will only receive referrals and critically ill patients.

“In the view of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Hospital management has decided to close Surgical Out Patient Department (OPD), diabetic and hypertension clinic, Paediatric OPD, Dental clinic and Eye clinic,” the hospital said in a statement.

Globally, there 174,061,995 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 3,758,560 deaths, reported to World Health Organisation (WHO). As of 10 June 2021, a total of 2,156,384,616 vaccine doses have been administered.

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