Ministry Of Health To Man Burial Of Rwenzururu Queen Mother As Ebola Cases Rise To Eight.

Minister for health; Hon.Jane Ruth Aceng has reveled that she met with Rwenzururu leadership led by the Prime Minister & members of the Organizing committee to discuss the burial of the queen mother.

Among the issues discussed is how to manage the burial of the queen mother in a very dignified and safe manner amidst the

According to the minister, the key points were agreed upon and these include;
1. Ministry Of health will provide guidelines for use by the Kingdom
2. All the kingdom executive and the Organizing committee members will be sensitized before the burial

3. Ministry of health teams will support arrangement at the burial and put in place infection control measures and materials
4. The entire ceremony will be as short as possible.

The minister is currently in Kasese with teams from Ministry Of Health and World Health Organisation Uganda and tegegny to assess the situation on ground.

“We have a total of 3 confirmed #Ebola cases, of which 1(the 5 year old boy) passed on this morning. A total of 7 suspects are currently being monitored” she says

She also adds that at Mpondwe border point of Entry, Kasese, the health teams are Screening the residents.

They are however facing a challenge of unofficial entry points which they discussed at length on how to manage them better.