By Peter Ogwang
Uganda has Saturday received her two mobile laboratories donated to the East African Community by the Germany government to to facilitate combating the spread of Covid-19 in the region.
The Mobile Laboratories are equipped with modern equipment and with the ability to diagnose most Pathogens causing Communicable Diseases such as Ebola and COVID-19.
Deployment of the Mobile Labs includes COVID19 test kits, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gloves, gowns, masks, goggles, shoe protectors, and other consumables.
A total of 9 Mobile Laboratories were distributed amongst the Partner States with Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan getting one each. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania got two each. The allocation was based on Population sizes of the partner states.
The regional bloc also extensively trained a total of 18 Laboratory Technologists on the use these laboratories
On Saturday, Uganda’s two mobile labaratory Units were received at Mutukula One Stop Border Post witnessed by one of Uganda’s MPs in the East African Legislative Assembly, Mathias Kasamba.
Uganda’s COVID-19 National Task force will receive them for deployment Tomorrow Sunday afternoon in Kampala
Uganda so far has 55 Coronavirus confirmed cases, 35 active cases, no deaths and 20 discharged patients.
President Yoweri Museveni will Sunday again brief the nation on the progress the country in combating this global pandemic.