The private facilities charge between Shillings 25,000 and 50,000 for X-ray and ultra-sound scan services. At KAM Images Center, just opposite the hospital, a number of patients line up every day to access X-ray and other services. Others patients end up at Soroti Community or Joint Clinic among other renowned private facilities.
A team of medics led by Dr Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon successfully separated conjoined twins comprising one live twin and another dead twin. The twin girls had been delivered by caesarean birth at Amuria District Hospital to Joyce Alinga, a resident of Aujongor Village, Obalanga Sub County in Kapelebyong district.
According to Mutyaba, the Health Ministry has since established that 60% of Ugandans consume herbal medicine. He reveals that NDA has so far registered and cleared over 180 locally made herbal medicines.
But Stephen Otim, the Chairperson of Arapai Sub County head teachers association, says that teachers find it difficult to travel for more than ten kilometers to get the COVID-19 jab because they are busy trying to cover the syllabus.
Dr. Epodoi and the team of 14 other medics performed a historic surgery on March 26th, 2021 after successfully separating a conjoined live twin from the dead sister. The deceased twin had taken six days and was decomposing by the time of the operation.
The team led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital successfully separated conjoined twins comprising one alive and one dead apart. The conjoined twins had been referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital but medics there declined to carry an operation citing high risks to the living twin.
Soroti Hospital is one of the 13 public Regional Referral Hospitals in the country. The 274-bed facility now serves ten districts with a population of two million people across the Teso Sub Region. It was started as a syphilis treatment centre in the mid-1920s, became a district hospital in 1978 and elevated to Regional Referral Hospital in 1996.
The team led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon, entered the theatre at 11:00am to conduct the complicated operation that lasted about five hours. The conjoined twins shared the liver and chest walls, adding that by the time of the operation, the deceased twin had already started rotting.
Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital confirmed that the living conjoined baby had stayed alive for six days and that gives them hope that they can carry a successful operation to save the life of surviving baby.
The idea to fundraise was conceived on Thursday during the requiem mass at Akisim Primary School, when mourners heard that the late Etilu was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital due to constant power blackouts at Soroti hospital that affects oxygen supply to COVID-19 patients.
Before resuming public transport, authorities in Soroti met with transporters and guided them on the SOPs. In their resolutions, all the buses and taxis were to park strictly in their respective parks located along old Mbale Road.
Sam Eremu, the village chairperson of Awinyi in Kamuda Sub County says he received masks but does not have the time to distribute them to the community. He argues they are being exploited by the government which has not considered their welfare.
According to the Ministry of Health guidelines, each mosquito net is planned for two people and a family unit can get up to six mosquito nets. But Rose Alado, the district representative for People with Disabilities in Serere says that the exercise is uncoordinated and that some of the residents received fewer nets than planned.
She was operated by a team of specialists led by Dr Joseph Epodoi, a senior consultant surgeon, Dr John Oumo Ekunait, the Senior Consultant, Gynecology and Dr Irene Chebet, Obstetrician among others on June 16, 2020, after close monitoring that lasted almost two months.