Rumours and myths surrounding Covid-19 vaccines have thrown some Ugandans into an abyss of fear and mistrust yet studies have shown that current vaccines appear to be effective enough to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to Members of Parliament on the Covid-19 task force, Dr Lamwaka said that they are moving to carry out clinical trials with designed protocols following the positive response from those who have used the medicine. She however says they need funding to conduct the clinical trials.
Dr. Ben Watmon, the Director Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, says there is a lot of stigma related to COVID-19 and lack of knowledge on the virus. He was addressing a team of Greater North COVID-19 Parliament Taskforce led by Koboko Municipality MP, Charles Ayume.
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The hospital is reported to have runout of azithromycin, Vitamin C and Zinc in early June this year and have not received supplies from national medical stores-NMS ever since. This has prompted patients to purchase them exorbitantly from private pharmacies.
Dickson Nabimanya, the officer in charge of Nawaikoke Police Station says that the affected police personnel were isolated a week ago after presenting with COVID-19 symptoms. They have since tested positive for the virus.
Zamzam Nakyesa, whose relative is under home-based care, says that a health worker has only seen them once in two weeks. “My sister is asthmatic and she experiences frequent attacks, which makes her case complicated for us to manage. However, ever since the health workers came to inform us on how she had contracted coronavirus, they have never returned to check on her despite our frequent calls requesting for their intervention,” she said.
The information that is availed on the association's website, anesthesiaug.org, will be able to display information everyday indicating which health facilities have vacant ICU beds. A total of 13 private hospitals have joined the initiative so far.
The government has allocated 53 billion Shillings as relief support to vulnerable people in municipalities and cities which are hit hardest by the lockdown measures, laid out by President Yoweri Museveni to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Florence Tugumisirize, the Executive Director of Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says they have so far admitted 156 COVID-19 patients in the second wave. She says 124 of these were treated and discharged while 32 succumbed to the virus.
While cargo trucks, pickups and motorcycles were given a green light to easily proceed, occupants of private vehicles and pedestrians who were not in the category of essential workers were tasked to adduce movement permits.