John Bosco Megolonyo another resident in Lamogi Sub County said that his family has abandoned drawing water from the affected boreholes after suffering stomach aches and skin rashes, something they believed was linked to unclean water from the borehole.
The 10-member committee Selected during a cross-border committee meeting held in Nimule Town Council on Thursday will have officials from the immigration, customs, security, local governments, the Ministry of Health as well as members of the business community from both Uganda and South Sudan.
Stella Auma, a resident of Lajalula Sub County told URN that the poor road network in her area has led to hiked transport fares to the nearest Omer Health Centre II, which is about 32 kilometers away from her home.
Kassim Kule, the Elegu Township Local Chairperson told URN on Tuesday that the disease has been reported among both the young and elderly persons of all sexes. He disclosed that the disease makes one scratch themselves ‘’shamelessly’’ even among the public.
Hersi Abdiriza, 45, was found dead in his guest house room in Lorikwor West Ward, Elegu Town Council in Amuru District around 6:48 am on Tuesday. His compatriot Osuman Ibrahim reported the death to the police.
The x-ray machine plays a key role in detecting the TB disease from the lung of a patient through filming once samples from the urine, saliva and mucus tests by the gene experts and microscope machines fail.
Scovia Adyero,26, a local farmer and brewer in the rural Otwee Town Council told URN in an interview on Wednesday that her daughter Angel Ayubu was in 2018 diagnosed with severe Rheumatic Heart and Mitral Valve diseases from the Uganda Heart Institute in Kampala.
Ferdinand Ojera Severio, the General Secretary Apaa Township says that at least ten lives of children and pregnant mothers in the area were lost in the area since last year due to the lack of better health services.
The Resident District Commissioner, Geoffrey Osborn Ocheng, who also doubles as Amuru District COVID- 19 Taskforce Chairperson, told URN this morning that they gave the medical workers four days to take the jab, which has elapsed today.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru LC V Chairperson told URN on Wednesday that the majority of the people living with HIV in the district cannot afford transport to different centers where they get the drug refills from.
The intervention comes after the district is reportedly recording an upsurge in the cases of COVID-19 infections yet the residents are reluctant to observe the Standard Operating Procedures -SOPs and health ministry`s guidelines to contain the spread of the disease.
Cosmas Acellam Apuke, the Layima Sub County Chairperson told URN on Wednesday evening that the residents also arrested Okot. He revealed that Okot has been frequenting Omee Health Centre II before leaving with unspecified items wrapped in a sack, which attracted the attention of residents.
Amuru RDC Geoffrey Oceng Osborn says that in the past two weeks, he has received complaints from 9 men accusing their wives seeking family planning services without their knowledge. Earlier this month, a man in Labala Parishof Pabo Sub County beat his wife to death for having a family planning contraceptive implant without his knowledge.
In the past two weeks, the district has registered over 30 covid-19 positive cases from within the community and a few from the Elegu border post. Initially, the district was registering 5 to 10 cases since the beginning of the year.
Jackline Atim, a resident of Lorikor West in Elegu town council says the drivers and residents were freely mixing and interacting without observing the standard operating procedures aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19 which includes face mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing among others.