Via The New Vision: Health ministry needs sh3b to fight Ebola. Excerpt:
The health ministry says sh3b [US$1.2 million] is needed to fight the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever. This includes the money needed to run the operations centre at the health ministry and to trace and care for all the reported cases and for local governments, the health ministry has said.
Five ebola cases have been confirmed to date, three of whom are dead, the ministry said. However, 13 other people connected with these in Kibaale died and were buried before their samples could be collected.
Health minister Christine Ondoa told journalists Friday that 32 cases were being investigated, while 312 others, who had contacts with the suspects were being monitored.
She said an inter-ministerial task force, as well as the national task force on Ebola, had been formed, the latter headed by the health ministry.
Ondoa said the ministry was also working with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Centre for Diseases Control, Medicine San Frontiers, Uganda Red Cross and others, to contain the outbreak.
She said those suspected were in isolation centres, including health workers.