Uganda’s medical personnel raises hopes for medical tourism post-covid-19 pandemic.
Uganda’s medical personnel raises hopes for medical tourism post covid-19 pandemic. The outbreak of COVID-19 is unreceptive to every living creature on earth due to stress, penury, hunger, and associated crippled economies that have been accelerated by the rapid spread of the pandemic all over the world. However, this has been a revelation to most of the African countries whose health care system has been in the remorseful state for some good time. The widespread of COVID-19 in the countries where even most wealthier Africans are taken for specialized treatment is a wakeup call that African s to reinvent in the medical care services to handle not only pandemic but other health crisis affecting their designated civilians.
Similarly, Uganda is also among the countries in Africa that have not been spared by the Coronavirus. The confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Uganda on 8th march 2021 saw Uganda’s government robotic measures of equipping health centers and hospitals across the country with well-standard health equipment and facilities as never before. This is not only helping the coronavirus patients but also increasing the capacity of medical personnel to handle other patients with complications and with the case of other future outbreaks and pandemics.
Importantly, there is a strong linkage between quality medical health services and post covid-19 tourism in the form of medical tourism. Destinations with strong health equipment and facilities with the ability to deliver quality medical services have a share within the internal market as travelers will always travel to destinations for treatment if they are assured of the quality of medics provided by a given country. It is at this stage that countries like Uganda are capitalizing on heavy investments in the health system to boost their medical tourism.
This should be the case the fact that despite the vivacity and triumph documented in recent years, the tourism sector in Uganda has been stiffest hit by the outbreak of COVID-19. Undoubtedly, the most worthwhile tourist source markets for Uganda are of today the epicenter of COVID-19. There has been a lockdown of States. Movement/travel restraint has become inevitable. Most of the airlines have suspended operations. All hotels and tour operators in Uganda have received several travel and booking cancellations and the whole tourism sector is at a pause with business running out of liquidity.