1ST COMMISSIONED PORT HEALTH LABORATORY IN MUTUKULA, UGANDA
Mutukula– 15th May 2020 - The Minister of Health, Jane Aceng, State Minister for Health in charge of General Duties, Hon. Robinah Nabbanja and Commissioner of National Health Laboratory and Diagnostic Services, Dr. Susan Nabadda Ndidde, have commissioned the 1st Port Health laboratory in Mutukula, Uganda. This is a gene expert laboratory with 2 machines and the capacity to run 64 samples per hour.
All truck drivers arriving via Mutukula point of entry will be tested for COVID-19 and results given within 45 minutes. "If you are found positive, you cannot proceed with your journey..if you're negative, you are released" ~ Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng.
Positive patients will be treated at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. However, if the truck driver is non-Ugandan, he/she will be given two options:
1. Stay in Uganda and receive treatment
2. If he/she wants to go to their home country, they will be appropriately guided to do so.