The list has 105 companies, which is less than half of the companies that were certified for the same product a year ago as sanitiser production became one of the most valuable manufacturing businesses in the country.
In his July 1st, 2021 letter addressed to the Minister of Education and Sports and Minister of Health, Museveni notes with concern that many government projects are taking too long to be completed due to the length procurement process and other challenges like corruption by some unscrupulous government workers.
While COVID-19 cases have risen for seven consecutive weeks since the onset of the third wave in early May, the organization notes that during the week ending 4th July, more than 251 000 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on the continent, amounting to a 20% increase over the previous week and a 12% jump from the January peak.
Ministers attending an Inter- Africa Health Ministers meeting chaired by Uganda’s Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng expressed displeasure over the move calling it another of the vaccine capitalism that has become rampant with scarce COVID-19 jabs.
Opitti Omina, a health worker in the Busia district, says that he has attended to more than 20 patients with skin ailments. He explains that it is a rare genetic skin disorder, which has become so common among children and adults.
Dr. Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer – DHO who also doubles as the Secretary to the Task Force says that although the district hasn’t recorded many cases of community infections; the resolution is aimed at flattening the epidemiological curve of the contagion.
Lawrence Alioni, the Chairperson of Rhino camp health center IV Management Committee, says that they have one block for the general ward that was initially partitioned to separate male patients from females.
The Health Ministry donated the missing ambulance valued at Shillings 300milion to Arua Regional Referral Hospital last year. The driver parked the ambulance in the hospital yard and left the keys behind.
Morris Tukei, a clinical psychologist at International Hospital Kampala notes that it is important for people to do whatever is in their control like following the government regulations to avoid complications.
The Resident District Commissioner, Geoffrey Osborn Ocheng, who also doubles as Amuru District COVID- 19 Taskforce Chairperson, told URN this morning that they gave the medical workers four days to take the jab, which has elapsed today.