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2 Ministry of Health staffs perish in Road accident

KAMPALA- The Uganda’s Health Ministry is mourning the untimely death of its two staffs that perished in a road accident.

The accident happened along Kapchorwa -Mbale highway on Sunday July 19th, 2020.

In a statement released by the Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services identified the deceased as Mukisa Isaac and Dairo Timothy Trevor.

Mwebesa noted that the third occupant Ahumuza Ronald survived with a fractured collar bone and he is in a stable condition at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for further management.

“The driver Mukisa was employed with Acacia Safaris Limited died on spot where as Dairo a temporary monitoring and evaluation officer at MoH died later while being evacuated to Make Regional Referral Hospital for management,” he said in a statement.

“The trio was returning to Kampala from official duty in Buikwe where they were supporting the distribution of long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets exercise,” reads an excerpt.

According to Dr Mwebesa, they will take over the burial expenses of Dairo as per the public service standing orders and he will be laid to rest in Gweri Sub County in Soroti district.

He added that Acacia Safaris has agreed to handle the burial arrangements for the late Mukasa.

“The Management and staff of the Ministry of health would like to extend their deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families, relatives and friends upon the irreparable losses. We pray that the Almighty God grants the affected families to go through these trying moments,” Dr Mwebesa wrote.

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