Caroline Kamasaka, a Digital Specialist in the Ministry of Health, says the system is going to integrate the work of all departments in Regional Referral Hospitals to show the progress on patients’ management from right from diagnosis, prescription of drugs, treatment and referrals onto the network that will be centrally monitored.
Doctor Henry Mwebasa, the Director General of Health Services said many senior medical staff including consultants are performing way below their capacity and their negligence is causing unacceptably high mortality levels in referral hospitals especially of mothers who go in labour on weekends
By Wednesday out of over 200 education institutions distributed across Masaka district, the assessment team had inspected 174 centers, and had only issued 100 certificates of compliance to schools that passed the compliance tests.
Elly Kasirye, the chairperson of Wakiso District Human Rights Committee, says it will ironical to allow crowds in health facilities for voting purposes at a time the country is battling an increase in the number of Covid19 infections.
The LCV councilors say that since the ministry of health took over the district hospital which it turned into a referral two years ago, it has never come up to sign a memorandum of understanding detailing when it will construct or upgrade another facility to a district hospital as a replacement, leaving the district with over 3m people without a facility at the status of a hospital.
Herman Ssentongo, the Masaka Resident District Commissioner and Chairperson of the District COVID-19 Response Taskforce, says they have started tracing for the contacts of the confirmed cases to isolate them before they are tested.
The National Organization of Trade Union (NOTU) says government should lead the fight against corona virus without leaving it to the citizens considering the pandemic implication to the population that even still struggle to access the basic needs .
Today, a total of 98 people were confirmed positive, according to results released by the Ministry of Health. All these, according to the ministry's current treatment protocols, are supposed to be enrolled in care and isolated at the hospital until they clear the virus and test negative.
William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner says that Kthose that will undergo the test include residents of Apollo grounds, market vendors, Boda Boda cyclists and health workers in all private and government health facilities in the district.
This comes just a few days after the district registered a total of 17 positive COVID-19 cases. Eight of the cases were registered from Apollo grounds in the Central Division, eight from Kitgum maternity home, a private health facility and one from Kitgum general hospital.
Bezy Omoya, the Kitgum General Hospital Senior Administrator says with the current growing patient numbers, there is a need to have in place a modern mortuary that can accommodate more bodies and be able to keep them for long in case they are unclaimed.
Robert Kabushenga, the Vision Group Chief Executive Officer said on Monday that management was tracking all possible contacts of the positive case at the office and promised that they will collaborate with medical workers to facilitate further tests.
The two institutional quarantine centres the district was operating in Nabigasa and Kakuuto sub-counties are currently closed; leaving the area with no facility where Covid-19 suspects can be admitted for monitoring.
According to the Health Ministry, samples from the deceased analyzed at three different laboratories including Makerere University, Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI and Central Public Health in Butabika turned out positive for Covid19. He says the deceased had been battling asthma and diabetics, both risk factors for COVID-19.
After the meeting, Nabbanja told journalists that the problem of overcrowding is caused by the fact that the facility is using only one infrared thermometer, yet it’s mandatory for everyone to have their temperature checked before entering, something that causes crowding with huge numbers of visitors and patients visiting the hospital.