The Aduku Town Council Vice Chairperson, Peter Otim, says that the influx of patients has exerted pressure on the facility leading to acute shortage of drugs. He is equally pushing for the upgrade of the said facility.
This is more than double the number of deaths that were reported in the 2018/2019 financial year according to findings published in the National Annual Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Report 2019/2020.
In May 2018, Alebtong district received Shillings 1 billion from the World Bank for the upgrade of the two Health Center to HCIII's under the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer Program for Results- IFTPR, intended to improve health service delivery to the community. The district contracted Otada Holdings Company Limited to undertake the works.
Geoffrey Anyac, the in charge Ibuje Health Center III says the incident occurred on Tuesday night when the health facility was not guarded since the security guard was on a sick leave and no patient was admitted at the ward.
Oscar Ewaa, an ambassador representing the Young People Living with HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda, says the initiative is aimed at scaling down HIV/AIDS prevalence among youths and improve the welfare of young people living with HIV/AIDS.
The total donations to the COVID-19 task force were valued at 28 billion Shillings by May 2020. They included both cash and non-cash donations channelled through the national response fund, chaired by Emmanuel Katongole, the Executive Chairman of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited.
According to Leku, due to the lack of money, many of the front liners are demoralized and not willing to work and yet the district is continuing to register community cases. He adds that, they have already exhausted the 165 million shillings given by government with most of it going in case management.
The town which shares a common border with South Sudan, approximately 100 kilometres north of Gulu has in recent weeks recorded a spike in COVID-19 positive cases mostly among truck drivers entering Uganda from South Sudan.
Production of the drug, however, starts at the time of controversy about the effectiveness of the drug with the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing that the drug had been removed from the list of drugs that they were giving to patients participating in their global treatment trial dubbed 'solidarity'.
On this day, Amina went to work like any other day. However, what started as a normal day has turned into months of lengthy shifts in the market since the ban on public transport on March 25. Amina used to commute from Kito Village, in Kira Sub county, Wakiso district to come to Nakawa Market on a daily basis.
According to the Ministry of Health, over 5,000 doses of P-ALAXIN are going to be distributed to vendors in 53 markets across the city. Some of the markets listed for the programme include St Balikuddembe, Nakasero, Nakawa, Usafi, Bugolobi and Busega.
The meeting which was convened yesterday decided that drivers will have to implement the relay system-where a designated driver drives to the Ugandan border and from there on, another from Uganda who has tested negative for COVID-19 continues with the rest of the journey.
About 400 traders spend nights in Nakawa Market as one of the measure to control the spread of coronavirus disease-COVID-19. Many have spent nights outside for a month now, as Uganda went into lockdown mode to tame the pandemic which has affected more than 2.6 million people across the world, 75 of them in Uganda.
According to CSBAG, over 200 billion Shillings which were allocated for luxurious activities like gym memberships for civil servants and Members of Parliament and entertainment should go towards procuring equipment and facilitating health facilities to handle COVID 19.
Dr. Samuel Opio, the Secretary, Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda, says the sale of substandard hand sanitisers will impact negatively on the country’s preventive methods against the corona virus pandemic, saying there is need for government to do something to address the situation.