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Museveni offers Mubende state lodge as Ebola Isolation treatment unit

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Members of the National Ebola Taskforce yesterday inspected the Mubende State Lodge grounds to assess the possibility of establishing a spacious Ebola isolation treatment unit in Mubende District.

The inspection, which was done along with the Health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, comes at a time when the country is seeing an increased number of Ebola infections and deaths.

The Health ministry has registered a total of 44 cases of Ebola infections and 10 deaths since the outbreak last month.

President Museveni offered the State Lodge on Nakayima Hill, Mubende Municipality, as part of the campaign to fight the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak.

The isolation facility is expected to handle both the suspected and confirmed cases from the greater Mubende area.

Dr Aceng told the taskforce members that technical teams were assessing the areas to give guidance.