Rising cases of COVID-19 amongst health workers in Uganda
According to the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), the cases of COVID-19 among health workers continue to rise, ever since the first case of COVID-19 in March 2020. More than 3,000 health workers in the country have been infected by the virus. Health workers are more at risk of getting infect with COVID-19 due to their close interaction with patients, some of who do not know that they have the virus yet. The biggest problem faced by the health workers in the country is the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), which leaves the health workers exposed to the virus. Moreover, health workers stay unmotivated due to lack of compensation. The government of Uganda, particularly the Ministry of Health stated that they are dispatching PPEs from National Medical Stores.
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