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07:29
07:29

Mosquito Net Distribution Starts in Eastern Uganda malaria prevalence 1 1

The exercise kicks off this morning in Serere, Soroti, Kalaki, Kaberamaido, Pallisa, Bukwo, Kween and Kapchorwa districts. According to the Ministry of Health, distribution teams have also arrived in Alebtong, Amolatar, Budaka, Bududa, Bugiri, Bulambuli, Butaleja, Butebo, Dokolo, Kibuku, Lira, Mbale, Namisindwa, Namutumba, Otuke and Tororo districts.
21:48
21:48

National Drug Authority Impounds Smuggled Drugs in Teso Serere District 1 1

The impounded drugs include herbal concoctions like Super Mulabe, which is marketed as a wonder drug for all ailments including HIV/AIDS, as well as Kisakyamuzadde, Lubyamira and Buzira.
21:43
21:43

Soroti Medics Deliver Baby Implanted in the Liver Soroti District 2 1

Ideally, the egg travels down the fallopian tube to the womb, when it is fertilized. But Florence Anabo, a 23-year-old mother from Amuria district developed an intrahepatic pregnancy, a rare condition when her embryo implanted itself in the liver.
17:27
17:27

Eleven Covid-19 Patients Discharged From Soroti Hospital Dr. Wilson Etolu 2 1

Dr Wilson Etolu, the COVID-19 Focal Person at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital says that while they were treating the patients, their objective was to ensure that no health worker contracts the virus.
13:40
13:40

Soroti Hospital Gets Space for COVID-19 Patients COVID-19 Management 1 1

According to Dr. Etolu, the hospital is preparing psychiatric ward for treatment and management of COVID-19 patients since the current TB Ward, which was turned into Isolation Unit and treatment center is filled up. The current unit has a capacity of only 12 patients.
15:17
15:17

Police in Teso Struggling to Regulate Public Gatherings Teso Sub Region 3 1

On Tuesday, the army had to reinforce the police at the burial of Serere Principal Assistant Secretary, Patrick David Ejiku in Kamuda Sub County, Soroti District. The police had cleared only 100 people but many mourners turned up forcing police to disperse them.
17:02
17:02

Soroti COVID-19 Taskforce Runs Out of Surveillance Fuel Soroti District 1 1

According to the Resident District Commissioner of Soroti who chairs the Taskforce, William Wilberforce Tukei, fuel crisis has forced the district to reduce on the number of vehicles carrying out surveillance to three. He explains that at the beginning, the Taskforce had deployed 10 vehicles for surveillance where each sub county had a vehicle.
16:59
16:59

Low Turn Up of Passengers in Soroti, Fort Portal As Public Transport Resumes Soroti Municipality 3 2

Paul Omongin, the chairperson of Serere Drivers Association says only six taxis from Kagwara, Kamod, Pingire, Serere town and Ochapa had arrived to town in the morning. He explains that many passengers are finding it hard to cope with the new rates.
10:09
10:09

Soroti Hospital Receives Seven Cases of COVID-19 elegu border point 1 1

The cases from Teso have been operating a business in South Sudan when they tested positive at Elegu border early last month. The businessman was taken to Mbale and the Soroti businessman managed at Lira Regional Referral Hospital.
07:31
07:31

Six Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Patient Quarantined in Soroti Ministry Of Health 1 1

The six are members of the same family from Orwadai Ward, in Soroti Municipality, who had reported to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital on Tuesday after receiving information that the head of their family had tested positive to COVID-19.
17:54
17:54

Soroti Hospital Receives First COVID-19 Patients COVID-19 Management 2 2

The patients include three women and one girl. They were among the first 10 contacts of a businessman from Bukedea who tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was taken to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for treatment. The group was quarantined in Kumi district but their results turned positive.
08:04
08:04

Princess Diana Staff Protest Absence of Masks maternity ward 2 1

The staffs are concerned that while the COVID-19 pandemic is claiming lives in different parts of the world, Soroti Hospital isn’t providing enough protection to health workers to enable them to execute their duties. URN has learnt that the facility has been receiving only 20 pieces of masks every week against the total number of 34 staff on duty each day.
15:20
15:20

Antenatal Visits, Deliveries Drop in Health Facilities in Teso maternal health 2 1

At Serere Health Center 1V, a proposed district hospital, only 965 mothers came for antenatal care in April compared to 1,267 in March when the lockdown was announced. Records at the facility also indicate that only 170 babies were delivered at the facility in April compared to the 203 in March.
15:05
15:05

Soroti Blood Bank Turns to Social Media as Blood Shortage Looms COVID-19 Lockdown 1 1

Last week, medics at the Hospital raised the concern of blood shortage. They noted that sickle cell patients needed blood but there wasn’t enough in the store.
17:23
17:23

Soroti Stuck with Over 100 Street Children COVID-2019 pandemic 3 1

Amos Oluka Adutu, the Soroti District Probation Officer, says only a handful of partners dealing with street children are on the ground.
11:50
11:50

Princess Diana HCIV Designated COVID-19 Isolation Unit 1 2

The region is currently depending on a 10-bed Tuberculosis Ward that was set aside as an isolation centre at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital last month. The unit has been handling only suspected cases that turned negative after testing.
07:46
07:46

COVID-19 Taskforce Struggling to Reintegrate Discharged Suspects in Teso 2 1

By Monday, 10 people had been discharged from the quarantine area at Soroti Comprehensive Nursing School and another from the Isolation Unit at the Tuberculosis Ward.
14:31
14:31

Soroti Hospital Steps up Covid-19 Screening Services social distancing 1 1

Dr. Michael Mwanga, the Hospital Director says that all patients presenting with high temperatures are subjected to further screening to rule out possible existence of the deadly virus. He explained that the hospital has now been equipped with medical supplies including 200 respirators for health workers to manage any condition.
16:01
16:01

COVID-19 Suspect in Soroti Who Escaped from Isolation Unit Found 2 1

The 40-year-old suspect, a resident of Kengere Ward in Eastern Division, Soroti Municipality had just returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC when he presented with high fever, cough and flu; the signs associated with COVID-19.
10:33
10:33

TASO Starts Home Deliveries of ART in Soroti Soroti District 2

According to Dr Ronald Opiko, the Center Manager at TASO Soroti, 70 percent of their clients are unable to come to the centre for drugs due to the lockdown. Among the affected are the elderly, clients in distant places and other vulnerable clients.
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