Juliet Najjuma Ssenkoole the Chairperson of Luwero District Task Force on COVID 19 says that the directive is intended to protect the civil servants and encourage the public to embrace the vaccination exercise.
Safe Spaces was launched after the March 2020 directive by President Yoweri Museveni to have all schools and learners sent home following the outbreak COVID 19. The pandemic has since ravaged economies across the globe and killed over five million people.
Luwero District Health Officer Dr Innocent Nkonwa says that the district has for the third week recorded no new COVID-19 infections, a trend attributed to both national and local measures aimed at containing the disease. Before this, Luwero district had recorded 580 cumulative cases of COVID-19 and 33 deaths.
Doctor Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that the district data clearly indicate that teenagers are sexually active and some are already seeking contraceptives without knowledge of their parents.
Dr Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that they have started a campaign to sensitize the women about the use of the female condoms and ensure they are available across health centers.
The Ministry of Health rolled out the Result Based Financing (RBF) project in Luwero district in 2019, with an aim of improving Reproductive, Maternal and Child health. And the Ministry has injected 1.16 billion Shillings into the project to enable mothers to benefit from a package of high quality and cost-effective interventions.
The medical condition comes as a result of a hole created between the birth canal and bladder and the rectum, caused by prolonged, obstructed labour. It leaves women leaking urine, faeces or both, and often leads to chronic medical problems, depression, social isolation and deepening poverty.
On Tuesday, Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero Hospital described the decision by the council as rushed and unfair in a meeting with the LC V Chairperson, Erastus Kibirango and District Speaker, Abdul Mazinga among other Executive Committee members.
The District Health Officials say some health workers have contracted the virus at their places of work over lack of Personal Protective Gears and failure to observe Standard Operating Procedures while mingling with patients as well as people outside the health centres.
Dr Innocent Nkonwa, the Luwero District Health Officer says that to fight absenteeism, each staff at the Health Centers and at Luwero Hospital will be required to check in on arrival and also check out after work. He adds that the timer will delete the names of those who check-in and leave work without checking out and be counted as absent on that day.