Yoweri Idiba, the Assistant Gulu District Health Officer says that the cases shot up during the covid-19 pandemic which forced people to resort to alcohol and drug abuse as well as abandoning treatment during the lockdown.
Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa District Health Officer-DHO, says that when the Ministry delivered the machine, it tasked the district to provide Shillings 122 million for its complete installation in vain.
The Auditor General Muwanga reported that the employees neither had letters of undertaking nor existed.
It is also provided that only deductions consented to by employees in writing , should be submitted to the Ministry of Public Service for timely monthly payroll processing or as advised by the employer.
John Bosco Akore, the secretary Kotido Elder’s Council told URN that the severe shortage of food has led to widespread malnutrition, which caused the death of 58 children and elderly people between May and June this year.
The disease is diagnosed using Polymerase Chain Reaction machines. While all African countries have PCR machines that have been used to test for COVID-19, many countries like Uganda have been forced to ship samples to South Africa due to a lack of reagents and in some cases training in specimen collection, handling, and testing.
Health officials in different parts of the country have complained of health workers especially members of the Voluntary Health Teams (VHTs) that participated in the door-to-door campaign are storming their officers and demanding their money.
According to the National Drug Authority, hundreds of complaints have been received in regards to COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccine experts say that many of the complaints were made late, affecting the data integrity on vaccine reactions
Richard Muhindo, a research fellow at the Institute told URN in an interview that they interviewed 767 People Living with HIV (PLHIV) who were picking medicines from the KCCA clinics of Kawala, Kisenyi, Komamboga, Kitebi, Kasangati and Kiswa who revealed that while they are willing to vaccinate, they fear the effect that would have on their medication.
Generally, the scorecard ranked scores like a traffic light, with green, yellow, and red scores. The 26 companies produced 30 products: 4 products score green, 7 score yellow, but 19 products are in the red zone.