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10:15
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Medical Records Vital Before Persons with Underlying Conditions Get COVID-19 Jab MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1

Comorbid conditions in COVID-19 patients include cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, asthma Down syndrome, obesity, cystic fibrosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), dementia, pregnancy, and type 2 diabetes.
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Fears of COVID-19 Vaccine Stock out as Health Ministry Opens Up for 50 year olds MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 1 Top story

The Head of the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI), Dr. Alfred Driwale says they would need seven million doses to be able to fully immunize this group.
13:57
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COVID-19 Testing Intruded by Fraudsters - UVRI MINISTRY OF HEALTH 5 1

He says many camouflage as private hospital workers when they take samples to the Entebbe based lab. Cautioning the public to be ware, Kaleebu says they have established that apart from going to people’s homes to pick samples, the fraudsters are also plying hospital wards.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Kicks Off in Uganda MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 1

Uganda is planning to vaccinate 22 million people in a phased manner using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The country has so received 964,000 vaccines some of which, according to the health ministry, have already been transported to all designated facilities by the National Medical Stores.
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Development Partners Call For Equal Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Ministry of Health 3 1

Development partners have called for equity in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine saying underdeveloped countries should not be made to wait longer for the vaccines.
15:56
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Amuru Blocks Establishment of Private COVID-19 Testing Laboratory in Elegu Amuru District

Michael Lakony, the Amuru District LC 5 Chairperson disclosed that while undertaking their routine supervisory work in Elegu, they landed on posters and flyers of the organization advertising their activities at the border.
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Lower Health Facilities to Offer COVID-19 Testing, Management MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3 1

Dr Atek Kagirita, an Epidemiologist and a Technical Consultant at the COVID-19 surveillance task force says that the need for a home-based care model for COVID-19 patients has necessitated rolling out testing services and to improve accessibility and public uptake.
10:51
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COVID-19: Why Uganda Needs to Rethink Social Distancing Guidelines SOPs 4 1 Top story

What some have described as “rapid increase” in Covid-19 infection rates has prompted appeals to people to adhere to public health guidelines.
09:03
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Covid-19 Restrictions Aided Crime Free New Year Celebrations in Acholi Aswa River Region 1 1

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says for the first time, the new year celebration in Acholi sub-region went on peacefully without crimes like murder, rape, and grave assault among others reported to the police.
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Husband of Deceased Kyotera Woman MP Succumbs to Covid-19 MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1

Tom Darlington Balojja, a friend to the deceased’s family confirms that the duo also fell sick shortly after the death of Nakasirye, and their conditions continued deteriorating until Tuesday.
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Six COVID-19 Patients Escape from Mulago Hospital MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 Top story

This comes after a few days after the Uganda Prison Spokesperson; Frank Baine acknowledged that up to 59 COVID-19 patients have escaped from treatment facilities within Prison facilities since they started handling cases. The escapees were from Moroto and Jinja Prisons.
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MOH Bans Use of Condolence Books at Funerals MINISTRY OF HEALTH

In a statement issued on Thursday, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services, says such books and pens have been deemed superspreaders by researchers since SARS - COV – 2, the virus that causes COVID-19 can last up to five days on such surfaces.
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Scientists Concerned About Excessive Use of Concoctions in COVID-19 Management MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3

Dr. Joseph Mugisha, the project Deputy Principal Investigator, says preliminary findings show that many people are inclined to using herbal concoctions for disease prevention as opposed to the scientifically proven methods.
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Isingiro District Headquarter's Closed After Staff Test Positive For COVID-19 MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 2 Top story

Herbert Muhangi, the Isingiro Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 taskforce, says they decided to close the offices to stop further spread of the virus and ensure proper disinfection.
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Over 5,000 Adverse Reactions to HIV Drugs Reported to NDA MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1

Because of drug toxicity, Sekyaana says they have had to withdraw some drugs and made recommendations for review of treatment guidelines which they have realized negatively impact retention of clients on treatment.
17:07
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Lwengo Health Centre Faces Shortage of Beds as Patient Numbers Surge MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2

Abel Ssegirinya, the Kinoni Health Center Management Committee Chairperson, says the facility is operating with acute inadequacies, which impact heavily on service delivery.
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Kyotera COVID-19 Taskforce Relaxes Enforcement of Guidelines MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3 2

many parts of the district, it is business as usual with almost no adherence to COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs by the Ministry of Health.
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Referral Hospitals Enrolled on Centralized Patient Management System MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 1

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.
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Senior Medical Consultants Cause More Maternal Deaths on Weekends, Gov't Discloses MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3 1

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
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Masaka District Fails to Complete Schools Inspection Exercise MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 1

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.
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