In their press briefing in the boardroom of Arua Regional Referral Hospital on Saturday morning, Emmanuel Manenga, the Publicity Secretary Bonded Uganda Health Information Officers and Medical Coders Association-BUMECA, said that they have given government up to April 1st, 2022 to address their concerns lest they lay down their tools nationwide.
Last week, the City health office registered 177 cases out of 500 tests carried out in a space of four days. Seven of the cases were nurses at Oli Health Centre IV in Arua Central Division, 22 were Police officers at Arua Central Primary School, while the rest are from Mvara, Onduparaka Sambya and Ediofe areas.
According to records from the health department, 177 covid-19 cases have been reported from Monday to Thursday. Seven of the victims are nurses at Oli Health Center IV in Arua Central Division, 22 Police officers at Arua CPS
Dr Acheng’s warning comes after Arua Regional Referral Hospital lost a new ambulance early this year and reports that One Printer, three laptops and four desktop computers were also stolen from the OPD site during construction.
Elias Mahmud, the in-charge of Risk Communication and Laboratory Services in Arua City, says that they are still making more consultations with WHO as they set up Home Care Camps for treatment and educating the affected people.
Godfrey Apangu the Principal Health Inspector Arua City said their findings showed that 33 Children and eight adults have signs of Chickenpox and some have been receiving treatment from a local retired nurse in the area.
Arua Resident City Commissioner Alice Akello has said she has received information that some health workers are selling vaccination cards to unvaccinated members of the public. The cards are allegedly sold between UGX15, 000 to 25,000.
Dickson Adomati, the Deputy Arua Resident City Commissioner-RCC and chairperson of the City COVID-19 Taskforce said all efforts to know the whereabouts of the UGX 338 million have not yielded positive results.
According to Dr Apangu, the production and supply of oxygen remain low coupled with intermittent power challenges at the hospital necessitating the referral of some of the critical patients to Gulu regional hospital.
Rt. Rev. Stanley Nelson Dada, a resident of Ayiforo village Ariwara Parish Dadamu Ward in Ayivu Division breathed his last on Wednesday in the Isolation unit at Arua regional hospital after battling COVID-19 for nearly a week.
Suzan Tabu, the Principal Nursing and Human Resource Officer at Arua hospital, one of those who took the vaccine, says that they were careful not to vaccinate much health workers so that in case of any negative impact, service delivery doesn’t breakdown totally.
Abdulatif Atiko, an employee of Nile star Bus Company, says when the bus stopped for a break mid-way through the journey in Pakwach district, the deceased got out for a short call and collapsed in the toilet.