Dr. Baterana Byarugaba addressing Media at Mulago National Referal Hospital. Photo by Ronard Shabomwe.

Mulago Hospital Executive Director Dr. Byarugaba Baterana has denounced the false information that has been circulating that 2nd Deputy Prime Minister Ali Kirunda Kivejinja succumbed to #Covid-19.

According to Dr. Baterana, such information is barbaric, outdated and archaic and is being spread by people with selfish interests therefore, Ugandans should disregard this information.

Kivejinja was admitted last week and rumour has been circulating on social media platforms that he died of #Covid-19. However, Dr Baterana refuted this pronouncement saying that the situation is not worrying and that he is improving.

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Dr Baterana said he first checked on Kivejinja before addressing journalists and they hoped to discharge him in a few days.

When asked to explain what exactly the 2nd PM is suffering from, he said, he is not allowed to disclose information about their patients because it is part of their professional ethics to keep secrets concerning patients.

Earlier alone, National Resistance Movement-NRM also refuted the information saying that Ugandans should ignore those rumors and that it is being circulated by bad hearted people.

NRM confirmed that it is true that Kivejinja is admitted in Mulago referral hospital but in a manageable state.

Dr Baterana furthermore appealed to all Ugandans to take personal responsibilities to adhere to #Covid-19 Standard operating procedures-SOPs. He said if people continue flouting SOPs, Uganda is likely to register more death and patients.