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21:26
21:26

Taskforce Suspects Hidden Motive by Patients Exposing COVID-19 Ward Shortfalls 1 3

An asymptomatic female COVID-19 patient undergoing treatment at the hospital lost her cool on Sunday and recorded a video bemoaning the unconducive situation at the ward, which she says isn’t appropriate for patients.
11:29
11:29

Use of Face Masks in Kyotera District Still Low 5 2

But a survey conducted by Uganda Radio Network in communities in Kyotera district has established that the general use of the facemasks is still so low.
07:56
07:56

Masaka Hospital on Spot Over Appalling Situation in COVID-19 Treatment Ward 1 3 Top story

At the onset of decentralizing the treatment of COVID-19 patients, Masaka Regional Referral gazetted the mental ward to serve as the treatment unit.
22:21
22:21

Government Delivers 310,000 Facemasks to Rakai Communities 1 3

The district is categorized among the high-risk areas due to its geographical location at the Uganda-Tanzania border. It has so far confined 192 COVID-19 suspects, 171 of who were discharged after testing negative to the virus.
15:45
15:45

Masaka PWD Groups Find Solace in Making Face Shields COVID-19 Response 5 3

The plastic shields, according to medics, protect eyes, nose and the mouth from potentially deadly droplets through which the infection is transmitted. They are a crucial outfit at a time when the government is recommending wearing face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
17:08
17:08

Security Intercepts Two Taxis Sneaking Passengers from Kyotera 2 4

Herman Ssentongo, the Masaka District COVID-19 task force Chairperson, says that besides sneaking in passengers from the border district, the drivers had overloaded the vehicles. One of the taxis had 13 adults and 4 children while the other was carrying 15 passengers, all believed to be from different areas of Kyotera.
16:37
16:37

COVID-19: Health Experts Warn of More Cases in Coming Weeks COVID-19 in Uganda 4 1 Top story

Dr. Monica Musenero, an Epidemiologist and Senior presidential adviser on epidemics, says Uganda is yet to see the worst due to complacency. She says people are no longer afraid of the disease and have abandoned wearing masks and social distancing.
14:03
14:03

Leaders in Serere Demand for General Hospital Serere HC1V 2

According to Dr Francis Odeke, the District Health Officer, the outpatient department of Serere Health Centre IV receives up to 200 patients daily. He says that the district meets all the required standards for a hospital but the Ministry of Health is reluctant to consider their request.
13:09
13:09

Inadequate Space Hinders COVID-19 Control Measures at Mutukula Border Post 1 1

At the moment, the truck drivers who are waiting for their results are left to freely interact with their colleagues who are yet to be screened. This increases the risk of transmission of the virus.
15:45
15:45

Uganda Medical Association Wants Health Workers to Lay Down Tools over Lack of PPE COVID-19 1 3

According to the doctor's umbrella organisation, health workers should not endanger their lives by working without PPE. They say government should provide equipment for health workers
15:08
15:08

COVID-19: Four Isolated in Kwania for Coming into Contact with Truck Drivers 4

Lucy Olot, an eye witness who is also a Community member at Aduku town council, said the suspects were cited interacting with the truck drivers last night. The matter was reported to the surveillance team who alerted police patrol who took them for institutional quarantine.
19:02
19:02

Security Closes General Merchandise Shops in Masaka 1 4

Several traders had reopened their shops in response to a move by President Yoweri Museveni to ease COVID-19 restrictions with effect from Tuesday, May 26.
07:19
07:19

Katakwi Hospital Gets Digital Mobile X-Ray Equipment global fund 2 3

The equipment procured by the Ministry of Health with support from the Global Fund uses artificial intelligence to identify individuals likely to have TB within a short time. It is portable and can operate without power since it has rechargeable batteries.
14:13
14:13

Maintaining HIV Patients on Drugs Taking Toll on Healthcare Services Providers hiv management 1 4

Livingstone Kateregga, the Medical in-charge at Kitovu Mobile AIDs Organization, a Catholic Medical and Community support institution operating in Masaka diocese, says the lockdown is presenting tough times to reliably offer services to their clients.
20:56
20:56

Masaka Frontline Health Workers Rewarded for Managing COVID-19 Patients 3 1

The rewards come a day after the team discharged the fourth COVID-19 patient; a female Police Officer who contracted the virus from her duty station in at Uganda-Tanzania border of Mutukula in Kyotera district.
11:32
11:32

Masaka Hospital Runs Out of Space for COVID-19 Patients 1 3

Dr Nathan Onyaki, the Hospital Medical Director says that their Mental Ward had been set aside for the isolation and treatment of COVID-19 patients. The centre was designated to manage cases evacuated from the Mutukula One-Stop Border Post at the Uganda-Tanzania entry point, however, it is receiving cases from as far as Isingiro district.
13:04
13:04

Scabies Outbreak Confirmed in Amuru District 4 1

Molly Oroma says her three children have also contracted the skin disease, adding that she now bathes them with warm water mixed with detergents.
17:57
17:57

MOH Mooting for Testing of Truck Drivers in Country of Origin 2 2

The preferred testing process according to Dr Aceng will be connected to a regional network through which the EAC member states and will be able to effectively track the patients before they interact with the community.
10:35
10:35

Covid-19: One Person Discharged from Masaka Hospital 1 3

Doctor Nathan Onyaki, the Hospital Medical Director says the patient was received on April 22rd and was the first one to be admitted in the hospital’s treatment center.
15:05
15:05

Teacher Designs Foot Peddled Hand Washing Tap to Fight Covid-19 Spread 4 1

James Oryema Ludega, a Technical drawing teacher at Kitgum High School, says unlike hand held taps used in public places, which have high chances of spreading infection, the foot paddle presents a suitable alternative.
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