Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that effective next month they will be carrying out vaccination in six districts of Kasese, Moyo, Arua, Ntoroko, Busia and Namayingo against cholera since it’s one of diseases that pose the highest risk and their biggest scare as the heavy rains set in.
There are 30 ophthalmologists trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medications and perform eye surgery but those that are scarcer in the country are the optometrists who are supposed to examine the eyes and prescribe eye glasses or contact lenses. Nsubuga says they have so far only graduated 8 of such specialists as the course is fairly new in the country. But, she says about 50 of such experts are currently in training.
According to information obtained by URN, shortly after his arrival into the country from China where he had traveled for leave, the Chinese national called up the company driver to pick him up from Entebbe International Airport.
At Arua Airport where passengers from South Sudan, Kenya, Central African Republic, China America and other countries disembark, a team of health personnel has been deployed to screen all passengers for symptoms of COVID-19.