Health workers advised to wear two facemasks while on duty


KAMPALA– The Scientific Advisory Committee has guided that health workers should use 2 face masks while in the clinic/wards due to their potential risk of contracting infection. 

All health workers should double mask up and follow IPC measures at all times.

According to Henry Mwebesa the Director General health services, health workers interface with many patients daily, and are at a high risk of contracting COVID19. 

“The Scientific advisory committee has guided that health workers, because of the risk, need to use to masks (double masks while in Clinic/wards)”.- the letter reads

Todate Uganda has registered 53,961 Total Cumulative confirmed cases and 383 fatilities.

Below produces the Circular to health workers copied to all hospital Directors, all District health officers and all Medical superintendents as signed by Dr. Henry G. Mwebesa the Director General health services…