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Tsh 2bn allocated for construction of MVD isolation center in Kagera

The construction of an isolation center in Kagera Region intended to house patients with urgent cases like Ebola and Marburg virus disease (MVD), has been allocated $2 billion in funding by the government.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan was commended for committing such funding for the construction by Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr. Albert Chalamila. In addition, he gave the District Executive Directors (DEDs) in Bukoba DC, Muleba, Missenyi, as well as Karagwe, the task of identifying suitable sites with no less than 10 acres where the isolation center will be constructed.

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District Executive Directors (DEDs) from Bukoba DC, Muleba, Missenyi, and Karagwe, among others, were present during the meeting. The occasion was recently held by Mr. Chalamila at his office, with officials from the education board also in attendance.

The cost of establishing the MVD isolation center in Kagera

Chalamila clarified that the MVD isolation center in Kagera is anticipated to cost between $7 and $10 billion. He said that the facility would be equipped with cutting-edge medical equipment. They will be able to meet every requirement for dealing with emergencies like Ebola and Marburg virus disease (MVD).

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President Samia intervened swiftly, dispatching a team of more than 30 doctors to curb the spread of the disease. The dispatch came after the government identified the MVD among eight patients in the Maruku and Kanyangereko Wards of the Bukoba Rural District. This is according to Mr. Chalamila.

Non-human primates and humans may both suffer MVD, an uncommon but severe hemorrhagic fever. The Marburg virus, an animal-borne zoonotic (or RNA) virus of the filovirus family, is the cause of MVD.

There is no need to be worried, according to Ms. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of Health. She said that the viral disease is not a new one and is now under control. In 2017, 2014, 2012, and 2007, it was cited several times in neighboring Uganda. America and Europe from 1998 to 2000.

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