By Kevin Tuheirwe
The Public Health Specialist at the Infectious Diseases Institute Uganda Judith Nanyondo has attributed the increased cases of Hospital Acquired Infections to lack of the required equipments to use in the hospitals.
Nanyondo noted this today during a three days workshop at Kirigime guest house in Kabale municipality on Infection, Prevention and Control on Ebola and other infectious diseases that involved health workers from five districts of Kabale, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Kisoro and Rubirizi.
The three days workshop was organized by the Ministry of Health and funded by the World Health Organization.
She said that some people contract diseases from hospitals where they go for medication and health workers also contract diseases from patients they attend to because some hospitals have no required materials like gloves, gumboots, Aprons among others.
She added that this forces health workers to directly touch on patients putting them at risks of contracting infectious diseases.
Nanyondo said that 10 health workers out of 100 health workers in developing countries contract disease from the patients they attend to.
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