Dr. Moses Muwanga, Entebbe Hospital Director, says the hospital’s suspects ward currently has 15 suspects who include the eleven expecting women and a contact of a long distance truck driver.
He adds that the hospital has so far delivered three returnees who were expecting when they arrived in the country two weeks ago. Two of the deliveries were Caesarean section surgeries.
Masaba says they have referred over 20 patients to Butabika hospital since the Psychiatric ward was closed. He however, says most of the patients can’t travel due to lack of a functional ambulance.
He said although these have continued to seek medical attention and picking their refills, the changes have greatly affected the health services offered at the unit.
Up to 35 former child soldiers who attained vocational training in fashion design and garment technology have been contracted by Terra Renaissance, a Japanese based, Non-Governmental Organization to produce face masks.
The decision followed an engagement with officials from the Ministry of Health officials who guided that MPs needed to be tested based on their engagements which have put them into contact with different people since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The three cases are part of over 2,000 tests that were carried out yesterday. Two of the positive cases are truck drivers who entered the country using the Malaba and Busia points of entry while one case was a community case from Kampala.As the number of COVID-19 cases globally increase, WHO is cautioning leaders to disseminate the right kind of information where COVID-19 is concerned
Bishop Loum Janani, the In-charge of integrated case management at the hospital and head of surveillance committee under the Task Force revealed that treating such infants alongside adult patients is challenge for the facility.
The Resident District Commissioner Peter Ken Lochap told URN in an interview that the COVID-19 taskforce is struggling to deliver the masks to the Sub Counties, and to the parish and village chairpersons who will finally, distribute them to the residents.
No regional referral hospital had trained critical care nurses and several of them lacked trained staff and basic equipment such as suction machines. In terms of equipment and medicine, the hospitals did not have suction machines, medical oxygen, plasters to stabilise fractures or even intravenous fluid.