BY ALEX BALUKU
KASESE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021
Staff and Medical Students at Bwera School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kasese district have received their first Jab of Covid-19 Vaccination.
Sr. Eve Ithungu, the principal of the nursing school disclosed that the vaccines were secured from the ministry of health by the office of the district health officer, Dr. Yusufu Baseke, as one way of containing the spread of the virus and protect the staff and students.
Sr. Ithungu thanked the government of Uganda through the ministry of health for availing vaccines.
A total of 120 students and staff who will specifically be accommodated at Bwera school of nursing and midwifery took the jabs.
The Bukonzo West County health inspector, Robert Muhindo Ruhigwa, said that the vaccination was done completely free-of-charge.
He called on parents and students who were still hesitant to come out and get vaccinated against Coronavirus.
Asasio Mumbere, a second year student who is among the students who received their first jabs said he felt fine after the shot and asked his fellow students who are still in their homes to report and get vaccinated.
Medical Schools in Uganda on August 13, 2021 reopened to begin training students following guidance from the ministry of health.
The ministry of education and sports also directed that the health training institutions be reopened in a staggered manner, allowing 33% of student population at campus at a time.
They are to follow at all times the standard operating procedures aimed at combating the spread of the deadly pandemic.