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Mulago Hospital Executive Director says he was quoted out of context

KAMPALA- The Executive Director of Mulago Hospital, Dr Byarugaba Baterana has categorically denied media reports that appeared in one of Ugandan daily newspapers saying that he had asked the government to lift the Coronavirus lockdown.

In a statement issued today July 16th 2029, Dr Baterana said that what was reported in the Daily Monitor under the heading “Mulago Hospital tells Government to lift lockdown” was a total misrepresentation of what he actually said. 

Dr Byarugaba said that for clarity, he was putting right what he said at Rotary Club of Kololo for Ugandans to understand the message. He said that Uganda had not registered any death since the Coronavirus pandemic breakout in March this year which he attributed to efforts put in place by the Ministry of Health.

Dr Byarugaba clarified that he had said that it would be good for the government to ease the lockdown only if people can take responsibility to adhere to the guidelines on prevention such as putting on facemasks, observing Social distance, avoid the temptation of touching the face, nose and mouth, and washing hands with soap.

Dr Byarugaba Baterana , therefore asked all Ugandans to disregard the falsehood in the said newspaper story which created an unfortunate misrepresentation.

“At Mulago Hospital, we are fully supportive and ready to ensure that all guidelines put in place by the government are observed to the dot,” said Dr Byarugaba Baterana.

The clarification comes at a time when Uganda has registered successful recoveries of Coronavirus patients most of whom were treated at Mulago Hospital under the direct supervision of Dr Byarugaba Baterana.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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