Collins Mwaka cox, the in-charge of Loborom Health Center III told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday afternoon that the roof was blown to a distance of about 20 meters away from the maternity ward. Luckily, about 10 expectant mothers who were in the maternity ward at the time of the incident escaped unhurt.
Also known as molar pregnancy, the condition represents an abnormality of the placenta, caused by genetic errors in cell multiplication during the fertilization process. As a result, it leads to a growth of abnormal tissue within the uterus.
Victor Rwengabo, the Uganda aids commission zonal coordinator for Gulu notes that their finding indicates older men between 45-49 are contracting HIV/AIDS more than young men citing it’s quite high for such age bracket.
Young people (15-24 years) are responsible for 34% of new HIV infections annually.
Earlier this morning, the ministry released a statement urging the public to remain calm as confirmatory tests were being conducted at Uganda Virus Research Institute following isolation of suspects that were picked from Entebbe Airport over the weekend at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.
UNICEF is leading on preventative actions in communities across the affected countries with risk communication, providing hygiene and medical kits to schools and health clinics and monitoring the impact of the outbreak to support continuity of care, education and social services.
Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa District Health Officer-DHO told Uganda Radio Network that are only 3500 HIV people are active while the rest can’t be traced. He says efforts by the health officials to trace for the patients who have abandoned treatment have proved futile.
Joy Biira, one of protesters said she is often given pain killers and advised to buy essential medicines from private pharmacies. She wondered how the health center can operate without essential medicine.