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08:59
08:59

Lira Regional Hospital Gets 10 ICU Beds Ministry of Health 4 1

Each of the ICU beds has a ventilator to aid breathing for patients and oxygen supply systems, among other specialised systems.
17:36
17:36

Uganda Records Two More Covid19 Deaths, 155 New Cases Ministry of Health

According to the statement, 9 of the new cases are health workers picked from Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja districts.
18:37
18:37

Muni University Wants Funds for COVID-19 Testing Centre Ministry of Health 1 2

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in the past recommended an increase in testing capacity for Covid-19 and one of the suggested areas was to establish more testing facilities to strengthen and increase speedy confirmation of Covid-19 cases. WHO also recommends that countries should have the ability to carry out mass testing if need arises. Besides the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) that is taking lead in the Covid-19 tests, government through the Ministry of Health in May announced the accreditation of 7 more laboratories to carry out tests.
18:39
18:39

COVID-19 Disruptions Slow HIV Treatment Targets Ministry of Health 7 5

Dr Nelson Musoba, the Director-General of Uganda AIDS Commission says that following a total lockdown that was instituted to forestall the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, many persons living with HIV were unable to access their routine medical care or essential medicine refills.
12:40
12:40

Pandwong Health Workers Start Outreach Programs for Patients Ministry of Health 1 3

Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk, Emmanuel Banya says that the health workers have resumed outreach programmes on immunization, attending to HIV patients and monitoring Village Health team [VHT] activities.
15:53
15:53

Health Ministry Confirms One MP Tested Positive for COVID-19 Parliament 3 1

More than 300 legislators and staff of Parliament were tested last week in a drive held at Parliament. But today, the committee members were anxious to know if any of them posted positive results.
12:27
12:27

Covid19 Testing: Uganda Spends UGX 51.8bn on Truck Drivers Ministry of Health 1 3

Information from the Health Ministry shows that over 216,000 tests have been carried out at various boarder points including Mutukula, Adjumani and Elegu among others.
15:03
15:03

COVID-19 Mobile Labs Finally Launched Dr Jane Ruth Aceng 1 2

According to the Health Ministry, the mobile labs can test as many as 1600 samples daily. The vehicles will be stationed at Elegu and Adjumani border points where there are no permanent structures and can’t allow for the installation of other testing equipment like Genexpert machine.
09:43
09:43

Crowds Persists at Kawempe Hospital Despite Minister's Directive Ministry of Health 1 1

Dr. Lawrence Kazibwe, the Acting Deputy Executive Director Kawempe Referral Hospital, says they expect to expedite the procurement of the infrared thermometers to reduce congestion at the entrance. “We are still in the process of getting the thermometers from the office of the State Minister for health. The congestion is majorly created by the mask-food vendors and brokers,” he said. Dr.
12:21
12:21

Seven More People Test Positive for COVID-19, Caseload Now at 770 Ministry of Health 1

Two of the new cases are truck drivers who were detected from Elegu and Malaba points of entry while five are contacts of previously confirmed cases from Kyotera and Amuru districts. Additionally, 12 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for Covid-19 were sent back to their countries of origin.
13:05
13:05

Eleven New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Ministry of Health

Three of the cases were from Elegu and three from Malaba points of entry. Others were one front line health worker and 4 cases among contacts and alerts from Buikwe, Lira, and Adjumani and Amuru districts.
17:58
17:58

Hefty Fines Await Returning Citizens upon Violation of COVID-19 Conditions Return of Ugandans 1 1

In England, those who breach Coronavirus quarantine are charged 1000 Pounds (4.6 million Shillings) or prosecution with an unlimited fine, while removal from the country is a last resort for foreigners, while persons are fined 100 Pounds or 464,000 Shillings for not filling in the contact locator form, which would indicate the details of how one can be traced. The UK Government pays surprise visits to the people to ensure that they are quarantining.
14:20
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COVID-19: Lira Regional Hospital Should Prepare to Handle More Cases Ministry of Health 5 1

Although Lira is already overwhelmed with patients just like the other Referral hospitals in the region, the officials says more patients will have to be brought in since sporadic cases are still being confirmed.
21:03
21:03

COVID-19: Lira Medical Worker Infected, Admitted in Entebbe Ministry of Health 3

The first health worker to be infected in the whole Country got exposed early this week and has been taken to Entebbe General Hospital for proper management.
15:36
15:36

Kitgum Municipal Authorities Want Pandwong Health Centre III to Resume Operations Ministry of Health 3 1

The Kitgum Municipality Mayor Walter Tooroma says assessments conducted by Ministry of Health on the health center for the past two months has given a negative rating, an indicator that it has not been not fully operational.
17:25
17:25

Health Ministry Seeks UGX 700Bn for Covid-19 Response Plan Ministry of Health 1 4

The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has told parliament that her ministry needs a total of Shillings 1.02 trillion Covid-19 response budget for the period of March to September 2020.
15:33
15:33

City Dwellers Turn to Public Parks to Kill Boredom Ministry of Health 3 1

Choloco Anyai, a resident of Nsambya, who our reporter found resting in Equatorial Park next to her two-year-old child who was drinking water, said she was tired of the psychological torture brought by her extended family members at home.
15:18
15:18

Ministry of Health Traces 14,000 Travellers for COVID-19 Testing COVID-19 Pandemic 1 1

The Ministry of Health has said it has so far tracked down and tested 14,000 people of the 18,000 who came into the country from 7th to 22nd of March.
14:36
14:36

Stop Using Pregnant Mothers as Stickers to Drive Around - Health Ministry Human rights 2 1

Speaking to the press at the media center, Dr Joyce Moriku, the state minister of primary healthcare said that the ministry is receiving a lot of complaints and receiving concerns that some people are using pregnant mothers who are not at term as stickers and tickets to do their own business moving on roads.
14:27
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MPs Start Receiving UGX 20m COVID-19 Cash Parliament 1 1

MPs Start Receiving UGX 20 m COVID Cash Members of Parliament have started receiving the 10 billion shillings supplementary for COVID-19 intervention despite a court order halting the process.
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