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.
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.
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.
Rwotlonyo added that the choir of 22 from Canada has also been discharged after they all emerged negative for COVID-19 upon completion of several tests. He, however, asked the Church to keep praying for those on treatment until they attain complete recovery.
Emmanuel Ainebyona, the Spokesperson of the Health Ministry says unfortunately they cannot provide every health worker with a sticker. He says he will talk to the undersecretary and see how they can handle the issue of stickers.
However, Ssentongo says the District Emergence Taskforce has found it necessary to give a waiver to patients have been discharged such that they can get back home, which will also help to decongest the hospitals.
The sub-county Chairperson Hudson Kiyaga says that the landing site was overly congested making it hard for them to maintain social distancing recommendations. According to the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation, individuals are supposed to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from any person who is coughing or sneezing.
Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services, says as the Ministry is struggling to keep Corona virus at bay, they are also battling misinformation spreading on social media and other platforms.
The hospital Principal Administrator David Nuwamanya told Uganda Radio Network this morning that they resolved to first handle the old cases that have been referred to the facilities that had filled the gap when they closed for renovation.
Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng. Aceng said that the awards are also meant to celebrate health workers who provide quality healthcare under unsuitable working environments like in hard to reach areas.
Dubbed, ‘Cultural Approach against HIV/Aids and the use of cultural approach for good health, the agreement that will run for five years will see Buganda Kingdom through its ministry for Social Development engage in awareness campaigns that aims at reducing HIV prevalence in Buganda.
Dr. Nkonwa says that some PLWH have also been advised to form groups where they can send one person to the health center to pick ARVs for all members to minimize transport costs. He notes that the model aims at bridging the gap between health centers and People living with HIV/AIDS in distant villages.