The Ministry also announced that 120 students have so far tested positive for COVID-19. The cases have been registered from Bishop Cyprian Kihangire, Masaka College of Health Sciences, Vine Paramedical School in Masaka and Kabale School of Nursing and midwifery.
According to the report released by the health ministry, 72 percent births at Nakasero Hospital and 51% at Nsambya are by C-section. The health ministry says there is need to investigate the high C-section rates in private hospitals which is about 4 times above the 10 - 15% that WHO considers acceptable
Last week, the student developed COVID-19 signs and she reported to the university medical center where she was advised to go for a covid-19 test at Makerere University, where she tested positive. She is now receiving treatment at Namboole COVID-19 treatment facility.
Amanda Ngabirano, the chairperson of National Physical Planning Board cautioned that poor garbage management affects the growth of a city by making it unattractive to the people and potential investors.
Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that have already shown to be 95 percent effective, the Oxford vaccine is likely to be more accessible to people in low income countries like Uganda. A total of two billion doses at a cost of USD 3 per dose are expected to be given out. The vaccine is part of the the global COVAX campaign
According to the new requirements,tests results of all travellers departing the country will have to indicate the purpose for the test as travel. Also, test needs to be taken five days before the to departure
According to Dr Susan Nabadda,the head of COVID-19 Testing laboratories in the country Lancet was struck off the list because they shifted to a new location that is yet to be assessed by a team from the Uganda Virus Research Institute
Dr Edmond Acheka, the Assistant DHO in-charge of maternal and child health says that the tents can accommodate 60 beds. He adds that they are going to boost their capacity to admit more patients especially from within the local community.
Ssengooba said the offices that were closed on Friday, will remain closed for four days and is optimistic that this is will provide enough time for fumigation. He added that offices will be re-opened on Tuesday to resume normal business.
According to health experts,this double digit number of deaths is not surprising given the wide spread community infections. They say the higher the number of cases reported, the more deaths are recorded