The accelerated vaccination exercise seeks to address low vaccination coverage, slow utilization of vaccines, poor mobilization of the target population and handling emerging regional hotspots that continue to propagate the pandemic.
Dr Acheng’s warning comes after Arua Regional Referral Hospital lost a new ambulance early this year and reports that One Printer, three laptops and four desktop computers were also stolen from the OPD site during construction.
According to the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, while the variant seems to spread faster, it does not seem to cause severe disease like the Delta variant which was detected in June 2021. Delta accounts for more than half of the country's total cases and deaths that stand at 127,755 and 3,261 respectively.
Kihika claims that Katungyisa bribed doctors at the Ibanda hospital who declined to issue a report explaining the untimely death of the deceased. He says that as a family, they went to Rukunyu health Center IV and conducted a private post-mortem.
Bishop Godfrey Loum of the Diocese of Northern Uganda noted that the growing number of patients at St Phillip's Health Centre II calls for an upgrade to offer better services, receive better support and surpass the current number of patients.