The Luuka district health officer, Christopher Wandira says that the maternity ward and laboratory will remain operational, however, members of the public have been advised to seek medical services from the lower health center IIs or Kiyunga health center IV.
According to a survey conducted by the Namayingo district health team in 2018, 90 per cent of the cholera infections originated from the island areas of Sigulu, Bukaana and Dolwe before spreading to the mainland population.
Led by the new Bujjagali oracle, Hassan Kirunda, the traditional healers from different districts of Busoga Sub region converged on Wednesday to construct a shrine following the death of the 39th Bujjagali oracle “Nabamba Budhagali,” late last year.
Angom died on Monday morning. However, her body was still lying in the outpatient department by Tuesday afternoon. The deceased’s neighbour, Ruth Akello says Angom was bleeding profusely when she was rushed to the facility on Monday shortly before she was pronounced dead.
Some of facilities for sanitizing hands provided at different wards lack constant water supply and soap, which denies people from washing their hands routinely. Also health workers, patients and their attendants don’t adhere to the guidelines requiring them to wear face masks, which increases their chances of contracting and spreading Covid19.
Mubarack Weere, the Administrator Jinja Regional Referral Hospital told URN that they have officially notified the Health Ministry about the breakdown of their X-ray machine and efforts are underway to repair it soon.
The victim is a wife to a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier, who travelled to the barracks to nurse her ailing husband on Tuesday. The soldier whose identities have been withheld is reported to have suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted in the barrack’s health facility.
Medical experts say that proper handwashing, with soap and water, not only reduces the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), but can also prevent the spread of other viral illnesses such as cold and flu. Science has also shown that washing hands for 20 seconds is effective in killing germs, much more than using an alcohol based sanitizer.
Male, who is living a simple life at his home in Kawempe, says he has for some time been trying to expose fraudulent preachers who claim to have supernatural powers to offer financial blessings, physical well-being and healing among their flock in exchange for material benefits in vain.
Dr. Byamugisha told URN in an exclusive interview that prior to the renovation of the hospital, the delivery of health services had become difficult and expensive to manage.
All this has improved, despite the insatiable demands at the Hospital. Following months of renovation work, Dr. Josaphat K. Byamugisha, the Director of the newly transformed Makerere Health Services says he breathes with a sigh of relief.
Muwanguzi adds that the isolation room at the hospital caters for only eight people yet an average of 15 suspected COVID-19 victims have been seeking medical attention on a daily basis. He adds that the dormitories at the university will provide enough room for the privacy of all isolated patients under their supervision.
Joseph Kamukama, the Wakiso Division Police Commander, notes that much of the distress calls are coming in through security system given the fact that the numbers shared by the Health Ministry were widely shared and are inaccessible easily.