Members of Parliament have recommended for a national wide management of panic from the public about the outbreak of Ebola in Kibaale district through public education and awareness.
Dr. Okuonzi Sam the MP for Vurra County, Arua District said that judging from the experience of Ebola outbreak in Arua and other areas in Uganda, public panic negatively affects the efforts to fight the disease by causing unnecessary anxiety.
Dr. Okuonzi however, applauded the president for the public statement he made which has helped to clear a number of issues around the epidemic.
He wondered why the ministry of health is not doing enough sensitization in the public about the Ebola disease which has led the public to be confused by rumors.
Responding to the MPs’ concerns, the minister of health, Christine Andoa revealed that government has so far made three national broadcasts about Ebola and sent adequate information to the District Health Officers who are using the local media to educate the public about the outbreak.