Addressing mourners during special prayers for the soul of Nurse Peruse Banura on Wednesday afternoon at St. Luke’s church of Uganda in Kagadi town, Dr. Aidah Kenseko (relative to the deceased) said according to the postmortem report, Banura died after some of her vessels transporting blood to the heart got narrowed.
Minister Kasaija ordered the Kagadi district chairperson and members of parliament to follow up the matter to make sure the people of Kagadi get safe drinking water before the end of this financial year.
A visit by Uganda Radio Network on Saturday at the facility discovered that most of the beds that had been occupied by patients have remained vacant. The most affected are the children, male and female wards.
Godwin Tashobya, the Public Relations Officer of Shengeli Engineering Construction Company told Uganda Radio Network (URN) in an interview on Thursday morning that 39 workers tested positive for COVID-19. He says that staff that tested positive have been asked to self-isolate and be treated. Tashobya adds that the company continues to ensure the safety of the workers and the community.
Hundreds of people descended on Kapyeemi village to pay their last respects to the deceased before his body was placed at its final resting place. Omukwenda Turyamureeba, the head of Communications in the Faith of Unity and some government officials declined to comment on the decision to embalm Bisaka’s body.
Earlier on the leadership of Faith of Unity and security had indicated that only 200 people with invites would be allowed to attend the burial in line with the Health Ministry directive to contain the spread of COVID-19. However, around 11 am, thousands of Bisaka’s followers dressed in white tunics stormed the burial venue making it hard for security to control them.
The late Bisaka, who died in the Aga khan hospital in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on January 13th, 2021, will be laid to rest at the Faith of Unity Healing City Kapyeemi in Muhorro town council this afternoon.
Lillian Ruteraho, the Resident District Commissioner-RDC of Kagadi who doubles as the COVID-19 Task force Chairperson says following the confirmation of a case , they have been compelled to take samples of all staff attached to the district Headquarters.
Lillian Ruteraho, the Resident District Commissioner Kagadi who doubles as the Kagadi COVID-19 Taskforce Chairperson says that the delay to distribute the masks was putting more lives of the community at risk.
Stephen Kamar, the Kagadi District Police Commander told Uganda Radio Network that police intervened and rescued the 14 casual laborers and transported them to Kagadi community hall in Kagadi town where they are currently being accommodated.
Speaking at the handover of the ambulance, Joe Orech, the Acting Coordinator International Rescue Committee, said the Ambulance will ease movement of the Task Force to respond to emergencies. According to Orech, International Rescue Committee will pay the driver, provide fuel and service the ambulance.
The patient is a 15-year-old girl who reportedly crossed from the Democratic Republic of Congo, through Lake Albert waters and landed at Ndaiga landing site in Kagadi district on Friday. The teenager first reported to Kagadi Central Police Station after failing to locate the Hospital, to seek treatment after experiencing general body weakness, Headache Fever and cough.
The victim who is a 15-year-old girl is reported to be from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She arrived at the facility on Friday evening after experiencing general body weakness including Headache Fever and cough.
Hassan Babyesiza, the Kasatu Village LC I Chairperson, says about 50 homesteads have been hit by bedbugs. He says the situation has forced some residents to flee their houses and abandon their household items. Some residents interviewed by URN called for quick intervention to stop the bugs from spreading further.
Emmanuel Ainebyona, the Health Ministry’s Public Relations officer says the blood samples taken to Uganda virus research Institute-Entebbe tested Negative to Ebola and Marburg and other Hemorrhagic Fevers.