According to Dr Elima, the machine’s are expected to be at the hospital before the end of next week adding that, 10 ventilators will be installed at the regional hospital while 7 will be installed at St Mary’s hospital Lacor.
The food will be distributed to persons whose livelihood was affected by measures put in place by the government to control the spread of Coronavirus Disease. Some of it will go the needy members of the community.
This is according to a series of tests conducted by the COVID-19 task force after complaints raised by beneficiaries of the relief food, distributed in the first week. The food sent by the office of the Prime Minister, is targeting households whose livelihood was disrupted by the various measures instituted to control the spread of COVID-19.
“It is your knowledge that the company closed operations since March 26, 2020, which means it is increasingly becoming impossible for the company to shoulder expenses including salaries,” reads the notice.
Moses Otai, the Country Director Child Fund, says their country office decided to reallocate the available funds to respond to the emerging needs of vulnerable households in the communities they serve in 28 districts across the Country.
Most of those that have reported are young girls being molested by their fathers, uncles and relatives. Previously these would be linked by Safepal to safe homes for rehabilitation or refugee as their cases are being handled by legal teams but these were closed in line with presidential directives of curbing spread of Coronavirus disease.
Quirino Olum, the Orom Sub County Chairperson and LCV Councilor Abraham Aturu were put under mandatory 14 days quarantine at St Joseph Hospital Kitgum on Tuesday following a decision reached at by Task-force members.
Village Health Teams are meant to serve as the primary, village-level health contact for villages across the country. Its members are non-medical personnel, capable of relaying basic health information to their community members through Home visits, and community dialogue with targeted messages, as well as pointing villagers to the right locations for various levels of health care.
Uganda currently hosts over 1.4 million refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi among other countries. Lydia Wamala, the WFP Uganda Office spokesperson, says the reduction is as result of the Corona Virus pandemic, also known as COVID-19.
Katabi Health Centre III is now receiving an average of 50 patients a day, up from a maximum of 20 patients. But it has only one doctor, one laboratory technician, two nurses, and a midwife, yet the facilities there can also not handle the increasing number of patients.
According to the breakdown, the Health Sector bagged Shillings 104.2 billion; the security Shillings 77.4 billion, ICT Shillings 6 billion, Local governments Shillings 36.2 billion, Disaster response Shillings 59.4 billion and MPs Shillings 10 billion among others.
This follows a meeting of the International Health Regulations Committee for Ebola in the DRC where it was decided that the situation should continue being treated as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern even if there's no evidence that any of the neighbouring countries are at risk of the disease spreading to their territories.
Dr. Fredrick Byenume, the Hoima District Health Inspector says they have reinstated all Ebola Response and Surveillance teams on all landing sites to screen all people coming from DRC for Ebola and the Corona virus pandemic.