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07:28
07:28

Lira Regional Referral Hospital X- Ray Unit Closed Over Radiation Leakage Ministry of Health

A source at the facility told URN that the X-ray unit was closed on October 15th, 2020 because the radiation from the X-ray machine was exposing the operators to danger.
16:40
16:40

Uganda Can’t Afford Remdesivir for COVID-19 Patients - Dr. Worodria COVID-19 treatment 3

Dr. William Worodria who heads the National COVID-19 case management team told URN that they have changed their guidelines twice before and they quickly get obsolete with new research. He says they are currently compiling the list of new therapies but they will not include popular antiviral drug remdesivir which was approved for treatment by the US Food and Drug Administration last week.
12:09
12:09

MOH Tests People’s Trust in Gov't in New COVID-19 Survey Ministry of Health 2

Dr. Arthur Kiconco, the principal investigator on the study told URN this morning that they are asking people such that the feedback they get helps them inform the kind of interventions that work best depending on people’s perception.
11:28
11:28

Health Workers to Drive Youth to Suicide in Northern Uganda Using Stigma Ministry of Health 4

Due to stigma, Amuka says, many young positive are forced to abandon medication, while some commit suicide as a result of psychological torture by some medical workers, parents and members of the community.
07:28
07:28

Omoro Seeks Support for Reopening of Nodding Disease Treatment Centre Omoro District 1 1

According to Okao, two of the 217 victims in the district died after being returned to their parents when the center collapsed a year ago. He asks Ministry of Health to consider reopening the Centre to support the rehabilitation, care and treatment of such children.
08:19
08:19

Cost of COVID-19 Tests Reduced COVID-19 Testing

Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health argues that the reduction in the price was as a result of reductions in transporting laboratory testing kits and other supplies from the point of manufacture to the country due to resumption of international flights.
13:34
13:34

Controversial Ebola Drug Gets Another Nod to Treat COVID-19 Remdesivir

The drug, given intravenously, is supposed to work by blocking the virus' ability to reproduce and spread in the body. It is believed to cut hospital stay for admitted patients by four to five days.
19:35
19:35

MOH Launches App to Guide Health Workers on Latest COVID-19 Treatments Ministry of Health 3

Dr. William Worodria a member of the COVID-19 Case Management pillar said this initiative comes in timely with the challenges they are encountering with ensuring that when treatment protocols are reviewed the health workers get updated in a timely manner.
19:13
19:13

Health Ministry Worried About Untraceable COVID-19 Alert Cases Ministry of Health

According to data from the health ministry, 3,726 alert cases accounting for 35 percent of the total number of cases have been recorded. However the transmission path of alerts still remains unknown.
11:58
11:58

COVID-19 Patients Hesitant to Get Plasma Treatment- Medics Convalescent Plasma 1

Dr Monica Musenero an epidemiologist and senior presidential advisor on epidemics, says that many patients are not willing to take the treatment because they are not sure about how safe the treatment is.
18:39
18:39

MOH Spent UGX 2.9b on Megaphones for COVID-19 Messages Ministry of Health 3

Dr Richard Kabanda, the Commissioner in charge of Health Promotion and Education told Uganda Radio Network this afternoon that already some 53 districts have received their batches with one distributed at the parish and one at the sub-county headquarters.
17:07
17:07

Kitgum Receives 15,000 Face Masks For Learners Ministry of Health 1 1

Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says that 7,600 face masks will be distributed to schools in Sub Counties while 7,752 will be given to learners in schools within the Municipality.
12:55
12:55

Dr. Atwiine Asks Hospital Directors to Punish Absentee Health Workers Ministry of Health

“It was noted that many health facilities have persistently developed duty rosters with health workers working an average of 12 to 14 days a month. Please note that this level of attendance to duty is unsatisfactory and is tantamount to cheating government”, reads the circular.
12:53
12:53

32 Schools Yet to Open in Kapelebyong District COVID 19 Pandemic 1 2

According to Samson Olaki Okare, the District Education Officer of Kapelebyong, the schools are still bushy, lack COVID-19 prevention messages, hand washing facilities among others.
07:48
07:48

COVID-19: MOH Trains Health Workers in Risk Communication Ministry of Health 3 1

According to Dr Ronald Miria Ocaatre, the Ministry of Health Principal Strategic Health Communication officer health educators reported challenges convincing communities about the serious of COVID-19 since many people have now recovered from the early shock that the disease was associated with.
23:59
23:59

Unyama National Teachers' College Open New Term With Psychological Therapy Sessions social distancing 1 1

David Basadah, the Principal of the College told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the students and their lecturers have returned to the college with stress and psychological challenges.
07:01
07:01

Former Lira Mayor Succumbs to COVID-19 Ministry of Health 3 1

Tonny Obonyo, a member of the deceased’s family, says Owiny was admitted two weeks ago after developing serious health complications. He says they are in talks with the authorities to ensure the deceased’s burial confirms with the standard operating procedures.
10:39
10:39

Several Schools Fail to Reopen in Katakwi District COVID-19 Lockdown 3 1

James Stephen Engole, the head teacher of the school told our reporter that much as they had done all the necessary preparations to receive students, they had no idea of what happened to the candidates on the first day.
10:16
10:16

Uganda Struggling to Detect Drug Resistant TB Cases - Health Ministry Ministry of Health 2

According to the ministry of health, the country is only able to detect 33 percent of all drug resistant cases of TB due to the lack of equipment that can test for the disease
19:36
19:36

Education Ministry Says Asking Parents for Masks is Illegal Ministry of Health

According to education ministry officials, school should not ask parents to provide masks for their children because government is going to give each finalist two facial masks
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