“They midwives begged us not to reveal this to the press, and also requested that we forgive them since the midwife who did not reorganize the baby was new, but it is hard to forgive and impossible to forget, it is too painful” Baisi notes adding that the wrong dead body given to them did not have any signs of staying in a deep pit for an hour though the husband accepted to bury it.
Joseph Kavuma, the Navumbe Local Council-LCI Chairperson, says the current status of the Health center impedes service delivery to residents yet they can’t afford services in alternative medical facilities.
Statistics at Mukono General Hospital indicate that 4 out of every 10 patients who report to the facility on a daily basis suffer from malaria. Dr. Kaweesi says once residents adopt the habit of sleeping in nets, malaria cases would reduce in the district.
The Landing Site Chairperson Rogers Kamya says about 60 percent of his residents are HIV-positive and about 500 residents receive antiretroviral treatment. The landing site has a population of over 1000 residents.
Dr. Godfrey Kasirye, the Medical Superintendent Mukono General Hospital, says that much as the number of referrals and turn up of patients has increased, the number of health workers and equipment has never improved since they were elevated. He says there are about 80 health workers at the hospital.
John Mary Ssenkubuge, a parent with two senior five students says his restaurant and bar business collapsed during the lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, he says it is difficult for him to get money in the shortest time possible to pay for his children.
Part of the consignment worth 1.46 Billion Shillings shall be delivered to training hospitals that are used by UCU students for internship training. They include Mengo, Namirembe, Mukono General Hospital and the Allan Galpin Health Center II-AGHCII, the university’s health facility.
Rev Dr Paul Kakooza, the head of the Church of Uganda Directorate of Education notes that as they wait for the detailed school calendar, headteachers in all Church founded schools have been instructed to call back teachers for orientation. The Directorate oversees 55 Pre-primary schools, 4,904 Primary schools, 460 secondary schools, 50 post-primary schools including vocational training schools, and six universities.
Alex Baligeya, a police officer attached to Mukono Family Protection Unit-FPU, says police also lacks the resources to sustain the pregnant women in their condition. He says that none of the two women recalls where they came from.
About 80 workers who have been serving at Mukono General Hospital prior to its elevation from Health Center IV to a general hospital are now required to sign appointment letters placing them under the district.
William Mule, who was the coordinator of laboratory technicians in Mukono district died on Wednesday morning while being transferred from Kiruddu hospital to Mulago National Referral Hospital for further management.
Ritah Nakandi, the Infection Prevention and Control-IPC Focal Person at Mukono General Hospital, says they have severally appealed to the authorities to provide them with sufficient PPE and other related requirements in vain.
The task force will be operating under the Mukono district task force to ensure implementation of spacing guidelines within working areas, the availability of sanitizing and handwashing stations, use of temperature guns and fumigation of busy places.
Debrah Zawedde Ssetyabule, the Manager of Entrepreneurship center, says they are operating the workshop in partnership with Uganda Tailoring Association, which is responsible for producing and distribution of government masks in the country. He says they are also targeting the wider market of church founded schools and institutions.
Deborah Zawedde Ssetyabule, the entrepreneurship centre manager says the Diocese has the capacity to produce 200 mosquito nets every day. But the production capacity can only be meaningful when there is a ready market for them, she adds.
Brendah Awooli, 17, who stays with her mother at Seeta says teachers at Namwanga primary school Tororo failed to understand her situation and continued to punish her whenever she skipped days without attending school and when she turned up late for classes
Nkata also accuses the municipality for declining to transfer funds to the hospital bank account managed by the Medical Superintendent Dr Geoffrey Kasirye who reports directly to him and instead want the funds to be controlled on Health Center IV account.