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Test and fly Covid 19 testing lab for air travellers opened in Kampala

Internationally acclaimed laboratory service providers Microhaem Laboratories, have partnered with the Ministry of Health and National aviation Services to start up a new Covid- 19 testing centre for air travellers.

The newly established Laboratory called Test and Fly which is located in Kampala comes at a time when the government has Okayed the resumption of air transport.

While officiating the ceremony, the manager National Aviation Services, Mr Nouamane Zahouani explained that with the new laboratory mainly working on air travellers, the aviation industry will be able to operate well in the middle of the pandemic.

He added that the laboratory which is heavily aided by world class technology will be able to transmit covid results of travellers to designated airline systems.

Presiding over the ceremony, Dr Charles Olaro the Director of Clinical Services at the ministry of Health explained that the new Lab comes at a time when the country needs more avenues to add value to the country’s testing capacity.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Susan Nabadda, Central Public Health Laboratories revealed that the laboratory went through all necessary protocols and together with the Ministry of Health; CPHL will be monitoring it as well.

It is also understood the Laboratory which is capable of issuing results in in less than two hours, will see people pay $60 to access services.

Recently,  president Museveni  announced that the country’s international airport and land borders will reopen and resume operations for tourists after a more than six-month closure as part of measures against the spread of COVID-19.

The president also said any passengers arriving in Uganda must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 polymerize chain reaction (PCR) test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin the same protocol that is subjected to travellers in several countries.

Uganda’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Worrying

The Ministry of Health has reported a surge of Covid-19 in the country
with a weekly record of about 600 cases, this has been attributed to
laxity in masses uptake of vaccination and relaxation in observation of
Standard Operating Procedures with the opening of the economy.
Health experts continue to predict doom should people continue to ignore
the measures that were taught to them against COVID-19, they worry we
are at the foot of yet another long and scary wave. For those that think
that COVID-19 is gone or a myth will be rudely woken up when it comes
knocking at their doorstep.
The country has registered a positivity rate of 4.8%, the Ministry of
Health has confirmed that there are several people who are eligible for
a booster dose but have shunned going for it. The efficacy of the COVID
19 Vaccine reduces after 3-6  months, this is why you are advised to get
a booster dose.
Another reason people give for not taking the shot is having to cue the
whole day yet they have engagements. But, did you know you can actually
take your jab in under 5  minutes? Vaccine Access Initiative, Ntinda is
where you can go for instant shots, you can call on+256313306900  or 
www. vaiug.com to book your appointment in advance to make the process 
smoother. Get Your booster dose now to survive the looming wave

Booster Dose is a lifesaver

The latest data from the Ministry of Health confirms 34 new cases,
cumulative confirmed cases have hit 166,954. The ministry has not
stopped, sounding warning drums but they seem to be falling on deaf ears
as people continue with their business as usual of going to public
places without a mask and without a care of telling strangers,

When you look at numbers, they are just mere numbers until reality hits
you when you are tested positive for COVID19 or when a loved one is
struggling for their dear life. There is a category that has adamantly
refused to take any jab, others don’t think they need a booster dose.
The truth is that the vaccine has salvaged the situation alongside the
SOPs, however, for those that were vaccinated over three months ago,
there is a need for another jab to boost their immunity and give them yet
another layer of protection as we brace ourselves for another wave
should we fail to arrest it in its initial stages

Vaccine Access Initiative aims to ensure that the country is self-sufficient in terms of vaccines and has set up a mechanism to ensure that
access to vaccines of any kind is fast and first, you don’t have to
kill a whole day to be in the cue for vaccination. You can get your
COVID19 Jab under five minutes, and also the same for Immunising your
children. Vaccine Access Initiative is located in Ntinda, Martyrs Way,
make your way there and take your shot