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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said they can’t hire because of wage constraints. To be able to hire she said, the ministry is planning to undertake an assessment to first establish whether their move to increase salaries last year had an impact on work motivation and retention of health workers.
Henry Semakula, a Senior Official in the Ministry said on Monday that want the teachers to spend a few minutes in whatever subjects they are teaching to hint on sexuality and reproductive health as they wait for the National Sexuality Education framework to guide on what should be taught at what levels.
But specialists are waning that prolonged isolation may trigger mental health problems resulting from the loss of everyday connections to friends, colleagues, family and the community. They add that such loneliness can lead to depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart diseases and a shorter life span.
Six of the eight cases are truck drivers while the remaining two were picked from the community during the rapid assessment survey that was launched by the Health Ministry to determine the extent of community transmission of the viral respiratory disease.
According to Mrs Museveni, given the current circumstances, schools will not reopen on the earlier communicated days. To keep learners busy, the ministry had prepared a frame work that will enable learners continue with classes through TV and Radio programmes