KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health has issued guidelines on the process of acquiring movement permits during the fight against the second wave of covid19 in Uganda.
In the press release, Dr. Henry Mwebesa the Director General Health Services at M.O.H headquarters says that the Ministry of Works and Transport will issue movement permits (online) for 20% of essential staff in all government agencies through an online system to reduce crowding and limit direct individual interactions a driver of most of the coronavirus transmissions.
He further explains that movement permits for all health and frontline workers will be issued by the district health officers (DHOs) in their respective districts of operation.
To ensure that there is continuity in the flow of the health services in the country, essential workers have been advised to have a movement permit; work IDs, or authorization letters to ease movement to their respective facilities on a daily.
“Essential workers in Kampala should move with both work IDs and national IDs between Friday and Monday to avoid inconveniences by security as they wait for movement permits.”
A responsible officer in an institution will be tasked to download, fill and submit a movement request form for the essential employees in the organization from the Ministry of Works and Trasport website and feedback will be given through the portal upon approval or denial.
After the individual permit has been generated on the system interface, it will be downloaded and some of the basic details reflected on the movement permit will consist – a QR code, name of the essential worker, name of the place of work, and the National Identification Number (NIN).
Also, patients going for drug refills, scheduled appointments, and treatment shall be allowed to move using the available mode of transport at their cost.
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