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Kasese Nursing School Commence with Vaccination of Students and Staff.

By Kithende Obed

Medical Students and Staff at Bwera School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kasese district have received their first Jab of Covid-19 Vaccine.

Medical schools in Uganda on 13th August 2021 reopened as a measure to boost the country’s number of health personnel involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ministry of education and sports directed that the health training institutions be reopened after all schools and universities were on June 18 closed following an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

While reopening the country after a 42-day lockdown on July 30, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni said the health training institutions should reopen in a staggered manner, “with senior classes for each program allowing 33 percent of student population at the campus at any time.”

The institutions were also directed by government that the students follow the standard operating procedures (SOP) aimed at preventing the spread of the pandemic.

Speaking to Rwenzori Daily, the School Principle, Eve Ithungu said the vaccine was secured from the ministry of health by the office of the District healthy officer Dr. Yusufu Baseke as one way of controlling the virus.

Ithungu thanked the government of Uganda through the ministry of health saying over 120 students and staff who will specifically be accommodated in the institution had been vaccinated.

Asasio Mumbere a second year student who was among the vaccinated, asked his fellow students who were still in their homes to also report for the service.

According to the Bukonzo West County health inspector Muhindo Robert Ruhigwa, said the service is free of charge to all Nursing school students urging parents and students who were still having plans to hide to turn up since the medication was cleared by the ministry.

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