The ministry of health has today officially received Mandela National Stadium Namboole stadium as a temporary COVID-19 treatment unit.
This follows three months rehabilitation activities of the facility by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to make it habitable.
According to the ministry, the purpose of this facility is to handle COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms who don’t need frequent monitoring.
This, the ministry says will preserve the much needed space in hospitals for taking care of people who have severe COVID-19 symptoms and other diseases.
While receiving the facility, Dr. Diana Atwine the permanent Secretary Ministry of health said it will provide more space for isolation of asymptomatic cases hence preventing further community transmissions of the virus.