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07:57
07:57

Kitgum Municipality MP Arrested For Holding Procession 1

The Forum for Democratic Change Party (FDC] stalwart was picked from his home in Pager Division, Kitgum Municipality on Friday evening.
17:56
17:56

Police Block Kitgum MP's Ambulance Donation Function 4 2

Martin Abigaba says they opted to intercept the legislator’s entourage acting on a tip off that he was planning to embark on dubious activities of mass gathering which was contrary to the current restriction imposed to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus
15:03
15:03

Security Heightened at District Borders As Enforcement of Travel Ban Kicks off 3 4

Hours after the travel ban came to effect, there has been the heavy deployment of armed police officers and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers (UPDF) and the erection of roadblocks at various district boundaries across the country.
17:19
17:19

Kitgum Parents Asked to Isolate Students 3 1

William Komakech, Kitgum District Resident District Commissioner told members of the district task force committee at a meeting on Thursday that students who returned home are now a high risk to the parents and community.
15:21
15:21

Dozens of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Wasted In Kitgum Over Low Uptake-Report 3 1

According to health experts, the AstraZeneca vial can be re-refrigerated but after first opening, the cumulative storage time at room temperature must not exceed 6 hours and the total cumulative storage time must not exceed 48 hours.
15:45
15:45

Districts Run out of COVID-19 Vaccine Amidst Overwhelming Demand 6 1 Top story

Some of the districts that have since reported stock out of covid-19 vaccine include the Northern Ugandan districts of Kitgum and Lira, Tororo, Masaka, Hoima, and Mbale among others.
08:24
08:24

Demand for COVID-19 Jab Overwhelms Medics in Kitgum 1 2

Health officials in the district disclosed that more than 500 people were vaccinated on Monday, the highest number recorded in a single day since the vaccination exercise kicked off on May 17, this year. William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner told Uganda Radio Network-URN on Tuesday that the vaccine uptake has shot up rapidly since the end of last week.
12:53
12:53

Kitgum Gov’t Health Facilities Run Out of Gloves examination gloves 1 2 Top story

Gloria Lakisa, a senior three student of Kitgum Standard High School was among dozens of patients who couldn’t be examined because she couldn’t afford Shillings 1,000 to buy examination gloves.
11:26
11:26

Kitgum District Registers Low Turn Up for Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose Health Ministry 1 4

At Kitgum General Hospital, for instance, health workers had by Thursday vaccinated only 26 people who returned for their second dose.
17:50
17:50

Kitgum Covid-19 Taskforce Seeks UGX 39.5M To Boost Vaccination COVID-19 Pandemic 3 1

Kitgum District health department received 3,120 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the Health Ministry in March this year. However available statistics show that only 1,066 doses of the vaccines have been used representing only 34.2 percent of the total vaccines released to five health facilities in the district.
10:36
10:36

Gov’t to Support Nodding Syndrome Victims NUSAF-III 1 2

Jenne Achola, a resident of Bongolaku village in Labongo Akwang Sub-county, Kitgum District is among parents in the region who aren’t happy with what they perceive as government reluctance to revitalize treatment of nodding syndrome patients.
10:40
10:40

Kitgum COVID-19 Taskforce Considers Sensitization over Low Vaccine Uptake 1

Kitgum district received 3,120 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines. But, statistical data obtained from the district health department indicates that by Sunday, April 25, only 537 people had been vaccinated. The data indicates that out of the registered 720 health workers, only 192 have received the jab, 144 teachers had received the jab against the targeted 1,189 and only 47 security personnel have been vaccinated.
08:05
08:05

Kitgum General Hospital Halts PHC Activities over Budget Cuts 1

The Senior Hospital Administrator Bezzy Peter Omoya says that funds from the government for the Primary Health Care-PHC non-wage funding has been reduced from 98 Million Shillings to 76 million shillings in the last quarter.
15:37
15:37

Kitgum Recalls Staff Months After Scaling Down over Covid-19 COVID-19 Pandemic 2 1

Close to 80 percent of non-essential staff at the district headquarters and sub-counties were advised to work from home in a directive issued by Chief Administrative Officer Martin Jacan Gwokto in August last year.
11:17
11:17

Kitgum Hospital Children’s Ward Overwhelmed by Huge Number of Patients 3

Peter Bezzy Omoya, the Senior Administrator Kitgum General Hospital, says the high number of patients has piled immense pressure on the available facilities and health workers.
08:43
08:43

Understocking Forces Medics To Ration Drugs At Kitgum Hospital 1 2

Bezy Omoya, Senior Hospital Administrator at Kitgum General Hospital told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the hospital has for the last three cycles been faced with undersupply of drugs and medical supplies.
11:24
11:24

Kitgum Leaders Concerned About Reduction of PHC Funding for Namukora Health Center IV 3

Records at the district health department indicate the facility has been receiving 17 Million Shillings every financial year, however, funding has now dropped to a meagre 7 million shillings in the last quarter.
15:18
15:18

School Operating Drug Shops in Kitgum Municipality 3

Alfred Akubo, the Kitgum District Drug Inspector disclosed this during a stakeholder’s engagement convened by the National Drug Authority (NDA) to sensitize the public, drug shop owners and pharmacists on compliance and standards.
09:03
09:03

Covid-19 Restrictions Aided Crime Free New Year Celebrations in Acholi Aswa River Region 1 1

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says for the first time, the new year celebration in Acholi sub-region went on peacefully without crimes like murder, rape, and grave assault among others reported to the police.
13:13
13:13

Construction of Modern Eye Care Unit Unveiled in Kitgum 2

The Eye Care Unit worth 417 million Shillings is being undertaken by Deg Bedo Company Ltd with funding support from the Christina Blind Mission (CBM). It will comprise of a theatre, an outpatient department, wards for both adults and children, among others.
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