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06:51
06:51

COVID-19 Vaccine Theft: Health Ministry to Take Stock Parliament 1 2 Top story

According to Aceng, they will conduct an assessment on the different health facilities both Government and private that received the vaccines to administer them free of charge.
17:35
17:35

Health Ministry Directs KCCA to Account for 21,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Ministry of Health 1 1

Uganda received 964,000 vaccine doses which were sent to different local governments. According to the health ministry, KCCA was one of the local government authorities that received the highest number of vaccines. It is estimated that over 200,000 doses were given to the authority. Now the health ministry wants it to account for 21,000 vaccines
15:26
15:26

Mulago Oxygen Plant Stretched, Opts for Cylinders from Private Providers Ministry of Health 4 3 Top story

David Nuwamanya, the Hospital Principal Administrator told journalists on Monday that they are now producing 2999.4litres per minute something experts worry compromises the purity of the product and yet at times the ventilators cannot operate effectively with the increased pressure exerted on the machine.
15:52
15:52

Don't Rely On Herbs, Concoctions for Covid-19 Prevention- Medics Ministry of Health 1 3

However, Dr Nakiyimba says that although some of the concoctions are rich in vitamins and minerals, they have the potential of causing opportunistic health complications if not taken with precaution.
15:01
15:01

Experts Warn Against Steam Inhalation in Covid-19 Treatment Ministry of Health

Dr Richard Idro, a paediatrician at Mulago Specialized National Referral Hospital says while steam inhalation where many are using herbs and hot water has become very popular, there is no way it can keep away the virus or even treat those that are already sick.
12:29
12:29

Urban Refugees Demand Inclusion in COVID-19 Vaccination Refugee Law Project 5

It took Amudu Jean Pierre a refugee who arrived in Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC in 2012 four incidents of being bounced before he finally got his first COVID-19 jab at the Makerere University Hospital in April.
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19:10

Staff Shortage Hits Gulu COVID-19 Treatment Unit understaffing 1 2

Dr Paska Apiyo disclosed with the spike in new cases, the unit is being operated by only eight personnel; 4 nurses, a medical doctor and a physician including two cleaners saying work volume has over stretched them.
18:30
18:30

Cross Border Business Booms at Elegu Despite Transport Ban Elegu Township 1 3

Joseph Nyeko, a cross border fuel dealer in Elegu explains that business is continuing normally without any interference as long as one puts on a face mask, sanitizes hands and observes social distancing rules.
15:00
15:00

MPs Without COVID-19 Test Results Allowed to Attend Budget Reading Parliament 4 1

More than 150 MPs were earlier locked out of the Kololo Airstrip where Parliament is currently sitting after their COVID-19 results delayed.
16:01
16:01

Public Warned to Brace for Worse Amidst New COVID-19 Restrictions Makerere University 1 5

Ssennyonjo said locking is not a one-size-fits-all solution for the pandemic. He says for instance, that even as there have been huge numbers of positives being announced lately, over 90 per cent of these have been coming from the Kampala metropolitan area yet no specific measures or concerted efforts have been focused on these high infection areas to study the trend the virus is taking.
14:56
14:56

Staff Shortage Hindering COVID-19 Fight in Elegu Ministry of Health 1 3

Robert Onekalit, the In-charge of the facility says the eight-member team is facing an uphill task serving a population of 3,000 to 5,000 people especially long distance cargo drivers and travers every day.
14:51
14:51

COVID-19: Experts Bank on Community Vigilance as Cluster, Mass Testing Becomes Impossible Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Misaki Wayengera a virologist and researcher based at Makerere University says that overall across the country, the testing takes place is about 0.3% of the population. He says they are aware that so many people are infecting others in the community but mass testing was untenable. He says they are now banking on communal responsibility which is the reason as to why they are recommending serious enforcement of interventions like curfew.
14:38
14:38

Fears of Exploitation as Makerere Opens for Organ and Tissue Banking Ministry of Health 4

Prof. Moses Joloba, the Principal Investigator on the project, which is aimed at advancing tissue and organ biobanking in Uganda, told URN in an interview that while people are generally happy about the innovation, a lot of those that they involved in their perception studies expressed fears of manipulation.
07:48
07:48

NIRA Closes Gulu City Office After Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19 face masks 1

On Thursday, the authority issued a notice to the public indicating that following the screening tests that were conducted early this week, one of the staff members was found positive and is currently undergoing case management.
06:58
06:58

Mental Health Patients Paying High Cost for Treatment as Hospital Runs Out of Drugs depression 2 1

Dr. Charles Eyoung, the Psychiatrist Doctor at the Mental Health Unit disclosed to URN in an interview that the Hospital has run out of the essential drugs. These include among others Phenytoin, which controls seizures in patients with epilepsy and Naltrexone that is used in the treatment of post-traumatic disorder and alcohol abuse.
11:45
11:45

VHTs Storm Amuru RDC’s Office Over Training Allowances public holiday 1 1

But at the end of the training participants only received an allowance of 50,000 Shillings instead of the 100,000 Shillings that they signed for. The VHTs say that they tasked the trainers to explain why they were being given only half of what they signed for, but could not get a satisfactory explanation.
16:31
16:31

MOH Investigating Mukono Nurses who Dumped Baby in Placenta Pit Ministry of Health 1 2

According to the ministry of health officials, the nurses should have handed the stillbirth to the parents for burial and not thrown it in a pit. Dr Olaro says a DNA test needs to be carried out to ascertain that the dead baby Baisi was given was actually hers
11:48
11:48

Experts Worried About Quality of Mosquito Nets Sold on Market WHO 1 1

The experts say that the 2018 World Health Organisation approved mosquito nets are only able to offer protection against malaria for two months, after which they are likely to become ineffective.
19:51
19:51

UGX 700 Million Spent On COVID-19 Tests As Museveni Takes Oath Ministry of Health 1 1 Top story

URN has learnt that the over 4000 guests at the ceremony were subjected to tests as per the COVID-19 standard operating procedures. Each PCR test costs close to 180,000 Shillings.
10:16
10:16

Politicians, Public Ignorant About National Health Insurance Scheme-Experts Ministry of Health 6

Fredrick Makaire, the Executive Director Save for Health Uganda an umbrella organization for informal community health insurance schemes said the Ministry of Health came out to resist the bill rather late and failed to carry out its mandate of sensitization.
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