Dr Monica Musenero, the senior presidential advisor on epidemics and also the recently appointed minister in charge of Science and Innovation in the office of the president says it is unrealistic for private health facilities to charge such exorbitant prices. She says the health ministry needs to come to an understanding with private health facilities to streamline costs of care.
New cases recorded weekly in Africa have now exceeded half of the second wave peak of more than 224 000 weekly cases in early January 2021. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia and Uganda have reported their highest number of new weekly cases since the pandemic began.
Okong says if approved, the number of health worker stock to handle the viral respiratory disease will rise up to over a thousand since they had highest slightly more than 300 personnel during the first wave of infection last year.
Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba was today speaking at the funeral service for Bishop Benon Magezi at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero. The Service in which a portrait of the late Bishop was displayed was restricted to only 20 invited people while other Christians followed via Zoom.
William Komakech, Kitgum Resident District Commissioner noted during a weekly task force meeting on Thursday that the operation seeks to restore compliance to SOPs in order to curb the spread of covid-19.
The analysis which was conducted amongst eight countries, including Uganda warns that COVID-19 is now surging in lower-income countries that do not have the resources needed to contain the virus and protect their populations.
Godwin Tashobya, the Public Relations Officer of Shengeli Engineering Construction Company told Uganda Radio Network (URN) in an interview on Thursday morning that 39 workers tested positive for COVID-19. He says that staff that tested positive have been asked to self-isolate and be treated. Tashobya adds that the company continues to ensure the safety of the workers and the community.
Ruth Namukuve, a health worker in Buwenge says that the supplies received from the district health officials are insufficient to effectively attend to the ever-increasing numbers of covid-19 suspects who seek services at the facility daily.
The taskforces will be mandated to hold meetings, following up on alerts and report back to the district task force. The Sub County task force is comprised of ten people, who include District councillors, Sub County speaker and religious leaders.
Grace Akello, a resident of Katakwi in Teso, who is attending to her sick child at the hospital, said without blood the survival of their children is uncertain. "I have now spent three weeks here, the kid needs to be operated but blood is not there. Doctors are saying it’s risky to start operating a patient without blood on standby, “she said.
Andrew Byakutaga, the Kingdom Prime Minister told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Thursday morning that they have decided to close all their premises for a period of fourteen days as they monitor the COVID-19 situation.
Paddy Mwesigye, the Kabale District Covid-19 Secretary who also doubles as the Assistant District Health Officer-in-Charge of Child and Maternal health, says that they have registered cases where some of the patients under home-based care stealthily sneak out of their homes to bars to drink alcohol.
Sheila Nduhukire, the NMS spokesperson said their trucks picked the vaccines from the airport for safe storage. "The vaccines are now in the safe hands of NMS and security. Doses will be stored for onward distribution across the country,” she said.
Cosmas Acellam Apuke, the Layima Sub County Chairperson told URN on Wednesday evening that the residents also arrested Okot. He revealed that Okot has been frequenting Omee Health Centre II before leaving with unspecified items wrapped in a sack, which attracted the attention of residents.
James Onono Ojok, the University’s Assistant Public Relations Officer disclosed to URN that following closure of education institutions by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on May 7, public demand especially from the returning students overstretched the facility and exhausted the available resources.