The mobile lab which is to be stationed at the Central Health Laboratories in Butabika National Referral Hospital in Kampala will be used to collect specimens from suspected patients across the country and within cross-border areas in case of disease outbreaks for transportation and testing.
In its 25th annual report presented to Parliament, UHRC Chairperson Mariam Wangadya emphasized the need for the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, under the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), to prioritize early warning signs of drought as a means of mitigating the dire situation.
The new restrictions were contained in a Second Budget Call Circular for Financial Year 2023/2024 issued by Ramathan Ggoobi, the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance on Saturday.
The National Spokesperson of the Witnesses in Uganda, Moses Oundo told URN in an interview on Sunday that the decision to temporarily suspend physical meetings is aimed at ensuring congregants comply with the precautionary measures to minimize the risk of contracting COVID-19.
“Your input should be evidence-based and reports should have qualitative and quantitative research. As legislators, I implore you to work together and purpose for the 11th Parliament of your political, gender, and religion divides,” Among said.
Patrick Bongomin, the Manager of Makome Bus Services Ltd told URN that meant bus operators were not breaking even but rather incurring losses in the sector due to the stringent COVID-19 restrictions in which they are only allowed to carry half of their capacity.
Unlike Sinovac whose shelf life goes beyond a year, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines will expire on 29 and 30 of November 2021 respectively. It is against this background that the health department is racing against time to rally the public to consume the available vaccines before their expiration.