The private facilities charge between Shillings 25,000 and 50,000 for X-ray and ultra-sound scan services. At KAM Images Center, just opposite the hospital, a number of patients line up every day to access X-ray and other services. Others patients end up at Soroti Community or Joint Clinic among other renowned private facilities.
A team of medics led by Dr Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon successfully separated conjoined twins comprising one live twin and another dead twin. The twin girls had been delivered by caesarean birth at Amuria District Hospital to Joyce Alinga, a resident of Aujongor Village, Obalanga Sub County in Kapelebyong district.
The surgery took place in Soroti, six days after the baby was referred to Mulago National Referal Hospital for tertiary care only to be referred back without help. By that time, the dead baby was decomposing and the team headed by Dr Joseph Epodoi, a senior consultant Surgeon conducted a surgery that lasted 15 hours and saved the baby who shared parts with a dead sister.
The team led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital successfully separated conjoined twins comprising one alive and one dead apart. The conjoined twins had been referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital but medics there declined to carry an operation citing high risks to the living twin.
The team led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon, entered the theatre at 11:00am to conduct the complicated operation that lasted about five hours. The conjoined twins shared the liver and chest walls, adding that by the time of the operation, the deceased twin had already started rotting.
Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital confirmed that the living conjoined baby had stayed alive for six days and that gives them hope that they can carry a successful operation to save the life of surviving baby.
Titled, ‘My pregnancy’, the first of its kind to be reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Health for circulation, the handbook contains chapters detailing what one needs to do from preconception, antenatal to postnatal care.
The idea to fundraise was conceived on Thursday during the requiem mass at Akisim Primary School, when mourners heard that the late Etilu was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital due to constant power blackouts at Soroti hospital that affects oxygen supply to COVID-19 patients.
Lawrence Wadada, the Chief Administrative Officer of Ngora says the decision to close the district was arrived at in order to reduce tension from other staff in the district. He, however, hastened to add that all the staffs at home are on call, depending on the workload.
She was operated by a team of specialists led by Dr Joseph Epodoi, a senior consultant surgeon, Dr John Oumo Ekunait, the Senior Consultant, Gynecology and Dr Irene Chebet, Obstetrician among others on June 16, 2020, after close monitoring that lasted almost two months.
Ideally, the egg travels down the fallopian tube to the womb, when it is fertilized. But Florence Anabo, a 23-year-old mother from Amuria district developed an intrahepatic pregnancy, a rare condition when her embryo implanted itself in the liver.
Dr Wilson Etolu, the COVID-19 Focal Person at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital says that while they were treating the patients, their objective was to ensure that no health worker contracts the virus.
According to Dr. Etolu, the hospital is preparing psychiatric ward for treatment and management of COVID-19 patients since the current TB Ward, which was turned into Isolation Unit and treatment center is filled up. The current unit has a capacity of only 12 patients.
According to the Resident District Commissioner of Soroti who chairs the Taskforce, William Wilberforce Tukei, fuel crisis has forced the district to reduce on the number of vehicles carrying out surveillance to three. He explains that at the beginning, the Taskforce had deployed 10 vehicles for surveillance where each sub county had a vehicle.
The cases from Teso have been operating a business in South Sudan when they tested positive at Elegu border early last month. The businessman was taken to Mbale and the Soroti businessman managed at Lira Regional Referral Hospital.
The six are members of the same family from Orwadai Ward, in Soroti Municipality, who had reported to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital on Tuesday after receiving information that the head of their family had tested positive to COVID-19.
The patients include three women and one girl. They were among the first 10 contacts of a businessman from Bukedea who tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was taken to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for treatment. The group was quarantined in Kumi district but their results turned positive.