Government sets up additional 64-bed Ebola treatment center at Mulago hospital


The Ministry of Health, with the support of partners, is setting up an additional treatment facility at the Mulago sports ground.

According to the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, it will be a 64-bed capacity facility which will be built in two phases over a period of four weeks.

Aceng noted that with the completion of the facility, the health ministry will have 351 beds available for the treatment of confirmed cases.

In addition, open spaces have been identified to install more tents if needed.

The government and its partners have set up three Ebola treatment centers in Mubende district.

These include a treatment center with a capacity of 42 beds at the regional referral hospital, another Ebola treatment center with a capacity of 42 beds at the district work grounds .

The third treatment facility is located at the original epicenter of the outbreak: an eight (8) bed capacity facility that protects the main facilities as a hub for suspected cases undergoing investigation. investigation.

In the Kampala Metropolitan Area, there are two permanent treatment centers at Mulago National Referral Hospital and Entebbe Municipality.

Mulago Ebola Treatment Facility is a 120-bed facility co-located but separate from Mulago National Referral Hospital.

This facility currently houses the 50 quarantined contacts from Kampala and Wakiso.

Aceng said these will be evacuated this week to create room for the admission of suspected and confirmed cases.
The second Ebola treatment center is the Entebbe National Isolation Center in the Municipality of Entebbe.

It is a 67-bed capacity facility with eight intensive care beds. This is where all of Kampala Metropolitan’s current confirmed cases are being managed.

On September 20, 2022, the Ministry of Health declared an Ebola-Sudan virus outbreak in Mubende district.

The epidemic then spread to affect four other districts, including; Kasanda, Kagadi, Bunyangabu and Kyegegwa within two weeks.

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