Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng
Uganda’s Health Ministry of health is seeking for additional Shs790.8 billion for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines and their supplies, storage and distribution.
This has been revealed by the minister of health Jane Ruth Aceng while presenting to parliament a statement on the update on the COVID-19 vaccination.
Aceng says that the total cost of the national COVID-19 vaccination plan is Shs1.4 trillion and includes cost of vaccines, supplies, storage and distribution and operational costs in the districts.
She says that the government of Uganda and partners have already provided Shs619.5 billion and they have a funding gap of Shs790.8 billion which she says they have already communicated to the ministry of finance as they wait for their response.
She also says that only 2.8 million people out of the target group of 4.8 million have received their first dose while only 705,940 have received their second dose.
Aceng has also informed parliament that its very unfortunate that students in tertiary institutions and universities are being chased away due to being un-vaccinated and says that starting next week, the ministry will hold regional vaccination campaigns beginning with Teso, Lango, Acholi Kigezi, Kampala and tertiary institutions for returning students.