The Lwengo CAO, Winston Agule Mulimira, says they have since cut their workforce from 30 to 10 per cent. He says they will reopen the offices on December 28, 2020, under strict observance of the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by Ministry of Health.
An average of 20 premature babies and children with jaundice, a condition that causes yellowing of the skin and eyes is born every month compared to the previous years when the number was less than than 15 cases.
Dr Edward Muwanga, the District Health Officer says that the district executive committee together with the health department resolved that Thursday will now be a special treatment day for elderly persons in government health facilities within the area.
The two institutional quarantine centres the district was operating in Nabigasa and Kakuuto sub-counties are currently closed; leaving the area with no facility where Covid-19 suspects can be admitted for monitoring.
According to Matovu, the practice is common in Kabira and Nabigasa Sub-counties as well as Kakuuto County. He says Tanzanians sneak into the country through the porous border points with the help of area residents.
Records indicate that the number of Malaria cases has increased by over 400,000 this year, from 1 million cases recorded by June 2018, to 1.4 million Cases by June 2019. The surge affected at least 65 districts in the areas of West Nile, Acholi, parts of Lango, Busoga, Bunyoro, Karamoja, parts of Buganda, the districts of Amuria, Kumi and Soroti in Teso, and the districts of Kamwenge, Kisoro and Kanungu in Western Uganda.
Catherine Nakagiri Kisekka, the Assistant Principal Nursing Officer at Kitovu Hospital, says they have received the test results from UVRI showing that the deceased didn’t succumb to Ebola or any other hemorrhagic fever.