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11:59
11:59

Sheema Complains of Low Uptake of Hepatitis B Vaccine MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 2 Top story

According to Dr. Tumuhimbise, the Hepatitis B vaccines will expire in December this year. He attributes the poor uptake of the Hepatitis B vaccine to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that there is a slow response ever since the pandemic broke out in the country,
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COVID-19: Another Herbal Concoction Hits Market in Masaka Despite MOH Warning MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 2 Top story

Kawonawo, who is known for making anti-cough and cold herbal mixtures, says that he improved his formulas by blending plants rich in Vitamins A and C as well as those with high alkaline levels to suppress the virus.
12:34
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Luwero Hospital Runs Out of Essential Drugs for COVID 19 MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 4

The hospital is struggling to manage the patients at the treatment centre over shortage of drugs. The common drugs for treating COVID 19 patients are Azithromycin, Zinc, vitamin C and Vitamin D.
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Sub County Covid-19 Taskforces in Mbarara Struggle to Monitor Home Based Care Patients MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4

Elly Ariho Twinoburyo, a district councillor of Ruhiira Town council, says that people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but don't have symptoms continue to flout homecare guidelines, and mixing with the community and increasing the threat of spreading the virus.
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Health Center III in-charge Arrested for Alleged Theft of Covid-19 Testing Kits MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 1

Fredrick Byanyima was arrested on Wednesday by Resident District Commissioner Emmy Katera Turyabagyenyi. He is currently detained at Nyeihanga Police Post.
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Health Workers Pray for Mercy in Second Prayer against COVID-19 MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4

On her part, Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said they have experienced the most difficult time that they are being insulted yet some health workers have not been able to go back to their families for the last two years.
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Health Ministry Urges Against Herbal Concoctions in Covid-19 Treatment twaweza uganda 1 Top story

The surge in the COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country has forced some affected persons to turn to all sorts of concoctions for treatment instead of getting to hospitals for management.
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Private Providers Cautioned On Exorbitant Hospital Fees State House 2

The providers blamed the high charges on high utility bills and cost of sundries and hospital equipment which spiraled due to shortages caused by the pandemic.
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Declining Morale Among Health Workers Bothers Kalisizo Hospital Management COVID-19 Management 1 2 Top story

According to reports, many of the staff at the hospital are scared of attending to patients due to the apparent increased risk of contracting the virus in the line of duty. On average, the hospital records ten positive COVID-19 cases each day.
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Oxygen Plants Failing to Match Demand as COVID-19 Cases Surge MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 4

Dr. Nathan Onyaki, the Director Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that their plant broke down recently after being overstretched because of the growing demand for oxygen. He says that the situation has worsened because of the upsurge in COVID-19 cases being admitted at their treatment facility.
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Politicians Fuelled Current COVID-19 Resurgence-Experts MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 4

While daily COVID-19 positive cases had fallen to the lows of less than ten cases each day in early March and COVID-19 treatment centres closed, the daily case reports recently went up to the highs of more than a thousand cases on some days.
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Medical Records Vital Before Persons with Underlying Conditions Get COVID-19 Jab MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1

Comorbid conditions in COVID-19 patients include cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, asthma Down syndrome, obesity, cystic fibrosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), dementia, pregnancy, and type 2 diabetes.
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Fears of COVID-19 Vaccine Stock out as Health Ministry Opens Up for 50 year olds MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 1 Top story

The Head of the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI), Dr. Alfred Driwale says they would need seven million doses to be able to fully immunize this group.
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COVID-19 Testing Intruded by Fraudsters - UVRI MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 5

He says many camouflage as private hospital workers when they take samples to the Entebbe based lab. Cautioning the public to be ware, Kaleebu says they have established that apart from going to people’s homes to pick samples, the fraudsters are also plying hospital wards.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Kicks Off in Uganda MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 1

Uganda is planning to vaccinate 22 million people in a phased manner using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The country has so received 964,000 vaccines some of which, according to the health ministry, have already been transported to all designated facilities by the National Medical Stores.
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Development Partners Call For Equal Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Ministry of Health 1 3

Development partners have called for equity in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine saying underdeveloped countries should not be made to wait longer for the vaccines.
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15:56

Amuru Blocks Establishment of Private COVID-19 Testing Laboratory in Elegu Amuru District

Michael Lakony, the Amuru District LC 5 Chairperson disclosed that while undertaking their routine supervisory work in Elegu, they landed on posters and flyers of the organization advertising their activities at the border.
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Lower Health Facilities to Offer COVID-19 Testing, Management MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3 1

Dr Atek Kagirita, an Epidemiologist and a Technical Consultant at the COVID-19 surveillance task force says that the need for a home-based care model for COVID-19 patients has necessitated rolling out testing services and to improve accessibility and public uptake.
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COVID-19: Why Uganda Needs to Rethink Social Distancing Guidelines SOPs 4 1 Top story

What some have described as “rapid increase” in Covid-19 infection rates has prompted appeals to people to adhere to public health guidelines.
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Covid-19 Restrictions Aided Crime Free New Year Celebrations in Acholi Aswa River Region 1 1

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says for the first time, the new year celebration in Acholi sub-region went on peacefully without crimes like murder, rape, and grave assault among others reported to the police.
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