Robinson Wece started his operations in July after realizing that the travel ban has affected the lifestyle of many people especially the sick. With clearance from Lira District Health Officer and the UCI, Wece transport patients with referral letters from Lira Regional Referral Hospital and those discharged by UCI to return home.
According to the survery, one out of three households in Kampala,Kyoteta and Tororo have carried out at least one COVID-19 test in the past month. The increase in testing comes at a time when the country is experiencing a spike in infections that have been traced to the Delta variant that is believed to be more infectious
On Monday the University’s Faculty of Bio-technology and Pharmaceutical Studies (PharmBiotec) headed by Dr Alice Venronica Lamwaka revealed it had made significant strides in the discovery of a Covid-19 cure dubbed COVILYCE and that it needed financial backing for large scale production of the herbal concoction.
Last week, residents of Mastya Village when they found kerosene freely flowing in their area from underground.
As a result, the Energy Ministry dispatched a technical team from Petroleum Supply Department to pick samples from the alleged wells and conduct an offsite survey.
Judith Namirimu Polah, a Senior Principal Nursing Officer supervising the treatment centre explained that the facility is filled up due to the surge in the number of cases. She explains that the extra treatment centre will be located in two tents within a designated area at the hospital.
According to statistics by the Ministry of Health, 34,321 people tested positive in June, which is 41.8 per cent of the total cases Uganda has registered since the outbreak of the pandemic in March last year.
The information that is availed on the association's website, anesthesiaug.org, will be able to display information everyday indicating which health facilities have vacant ICU beds. A total of 13 private hospitals have joined the initiative so far.
The move follows the increase in prices of the drug. Prior to yesterday's approval of the product by the National Drug Authority, the drug was being sold on the open market for an average of 10,000. Shillings. But this price went up fivefold, selling for as much as 50,000 Shillings as the demand went up across the country.
In 2017, a report by the Ministry of Water and Environment on disasters mapped Gulu City among the areas in Northern Uganda, which are potentially prone to floods. As a result, the former Gulu Municipal Council recommended the widening of the banks of Pece Stream and secured the funding from Fichtner, two years ago.
Uganda has registered 29,172 positive cases in the past month according to John Hopkins University coronavirus resource center which is 40% of Uganda’s total cases since start of the pandemic in March, 2020.
According to experts, poor funding and the placing of vaccine orders late has left Uganda in a fix where it might not be able to procure vaccines to vaccinate the critical number of citizens for the whole nation to be safe. They say at the moment Uganda can only vaccinate a few of it's people using donated vaccines rather than procured ones
According to the President, it is important for Uganda not to depend on anyone during its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The country has two potential therapeutics and vaccine research taking place