The medical supplies including drugs were handed over by the Indian commissioner to Uganda, Ajay Kumar to the State Primary Health Care Minister Dr, Joyce Moriku Kaducu at a ceremony at the National Medical Stores in Entebbe in an effort to escalate the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic which now stands at over 90,000 cases in the country.
The Minister of state for primary Health care said that the drugs consignment has come timely and will help to combat COVID-19 which is now at the community level.
Moriku added that this time round there is need to shift the intervention from Institutional level to the community level due to overwhelming numbers of COVID-19 patients in gazetted institutional quarantine centers.
Ajay Kumar, the High Commissioner of Indian in Uganda, said the government of India chose to donate to the government of Uganda because it’s one of the successful countries in the fight against the COVID-19 pandermic.
The Lancet ranked Uganda among the top 10 countries in the world suppressing the spread of COVID-19. And according to CNN, the ranking was based on the number of new coronavirus cases per million population per day, averaged over the 31 days of August, of countries with sufficient data.
The report reflects how Uganda has been able to curb the spread of the virus with a fewer cases per million population a day with ample testing.
According to the report, Uganda under the stewardship of President Yoweri Museveni was ranked the 10th best country in suppressing the spread of coronavirus.
As of October, Uganda had 9,000 cumulative confirmed cases of COVID 19 with only a few death since the virus was first reported in the country in March this year.
Nearly 3,000 Ugandan have recovered from the virus which has killed millions of people across the continent.
The top 10 countries according to Lancet are; Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Malaysia, New Zealand and Uganda.
Lancet also ranked the worst countries with the highest new cases and these include Maldives, Panama, Colombia, Bahrain, Brazil, Israel, Argentina, USA, Kuwait, Spain and Bolivia.
In March, President Museveni announced a major country lockdown after the first case of coronavirus disease was confirmed. The lockdown affected several sectors including education, recreational centres, transport, social, political and religious gatherings etc. It is until of recent that president Museveni announced the re-opening schools, churches and other institutions.