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UMA blames the high COVID-19 infections among health workers to low quality PPE

UMA blames the high COVID-19 infections among health workers to low quality PPE

Uganda medical Association blames the high COVID-19 infections among health workers to low quality PPE

Uganda medical Association (UMA) is blaming the high number of COVID-19 infections among the health workers to the low quality personal protective equipments, PPE distributed by the government to health facilities and high fatigue levels.

Over 1500 health workers are tested positive for COVID-19 and 14 others died of the pandemic by December 6th this year.

Earlier on, the health ministry had pointed to the community as a source of COVID-19 infections among health workers.

However the UMA says that the medical workers are being exposed to the virus by the lack of quality protective gear that they should be putting on.

Doctor Frank Asiimwe a surgeon at Mulago hospital one of the COVID-19 treatment facilities says that the health workers are falsely protecting themselves.

In addition to the poor quality PPEs, the doctor says that the health workers are being overworked something which is exposing them to infections.

As of today, Uganda has over 27000 cases of COVID-19 that have been reported, over 9000patients are still receiving treatment among others that have recovered.