Bosco is volunteering and week 10 COVID lockdown

Bosco is volunteering and week 10 COVID lockdown

Bosco is volunteering and week 10 COVID lockdown

The Ugandan government removed the non-Ugandan confirmed COVID-19 cases which were truck drivers, which put the total confirmed cases to 264. The non-Ugandans were 104 reducing the total numbers confirmed to 160 as from week 9.

Now, week 10 stands at 281 confirmed cases. No deaths, 4 recovered this week, so the total recoveries stands at 69.
There are sporadic cases of confirmed coronavirus for Ugandans which is putting the country at high risk.
We are expecting the next deliberations of the president on 2nd June 2020.


Bosco Mabe is a CRESS sponsored student at Chemequip Medical School studying for a diploma in Clinical Medicines. He volunteers every semester hospitals, he wrote to us at the beginning of the lockdown.

I am locked down in my hostel. However, the president has not limited health workers from doing their work, so as a volunteer, I always walk to Mengo Hospital to do my practice, since most of my lecturers also work in the very Hospital. In the Hospital, to fight COVID 19, the facility provides us with hand sanitizers for disinfecting hands, protective gears like overall, sunglasses, masks and keep a metre away from everyone including the workers. In addition, there is a compulsory temperature check at the entrance for everyone who gets in the Hospital. I was told test kits are available however, my department has not been involved in. Cases of COVID 19 are being handled in Adjumani hospital, Mulago hospital, Makasa hospital, Hoima hospital (where I volunteered for two months last year) and in UVRI Entebbe.

Bosco at the miscoscope
Bosco at the miscoscope

He has also sent this report on how well his studies and practical experience have gone this year!

God is good. Many people think differently about me. But what I can say is that God is blessing me through CRESS. My hard work will confuse many people. It was last year this very month when I was nominated as the college lab incharge. It was a surprise to many people because I wasn’t that qualified. My hard work based, on working together with accessibility, broke a record and no retakes were needed in the practicals from Chemequip. Previously, Chemequip has been registering retakes (mostly in practicals) but for the first time, no retake was registered last semester.

I am extremely delighted for how God is blessing me.

“Will Chemequip ever get another lab incharge like Bosco?” said the guild president.

Congratulations to Bosco on all his successes this year and his excellent work volunteering.