VIDEO: PM NABANJA SUSPENDS FORCEFUL COVID-19 VACCINATION ON ROAD BLOCKS
By Our Reporter
KASANDA: The Prime Minister of Uganda Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanja has suspended all forced corona virus vaccination arrangements on road blocks in the country with immediate effect.
This follows the mounting of several road blocks in the country and passengers being forced to get vaccinated without adhering to the set guidelines.
On Friday evening while on her way to her home district Kakumiro, Nabanja came across a road block at Kalamba village in Kiganda sub county Kasanda district where passengers were being forced to get vaccinated in case they failed to show their vaccination cards.
She says that such a strategy is not allowed in the country because it endangers the lives of people in that it is difficult to make follow-ups of the vaccinated people in case of any side effects. ‘’You are supposed to make follow-ups of vaccinated people in case they develop any side effects,’’ She noted.
Nabanja says that any person vaccinated is supposed to be monitored for at least 30 minutes while resting, which has not been the case under the roadside forced vaccination arrangement. ‘’Vaccinated people are supposed to be monitored for at least 30 minutes, which is not the case under roadside forced vaccination arrangement,’’ She further notes.
Nabanja encourages district leaders to use outreaches in markets, churches and other areas in their locality but not passengers who are difficult to be followed up. ‘’We want everyone to get vaccinated against corona virus, but this is not the best method, go to outreaches in markets, churches, and other areas,’’ She directed the health workers.
Charles Katusabe, a taxi driver on the Kampala-Kamwenge road says that they are being inconvenienced and also made to pay heavy fines for carrying non-vaccinated passengers.