Ssewanyana says that while many mobile applications have been developed to offer solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, this would be the first custom made for learning institutions. It was designed to suit and favour the learning environment especially higher institutions of learning.
Early this week, Nabbanja stated that politicians were causing people to converge as they scramble for food, which exposes them to the risks of contracting COVID-19. She guided that the politicians either send out money to people’s mobile phone accounts or give the food to established COVID-19 task-forces at their respective districts, to allow for proper distribution to the needy.
Now according to Jammy Omara, the Medical Officer at the facility, they are being charged to refill oxygen tank at 35,000 shillings from Arua Regional Referral Hospital, and yet they render subsidized services. Nyapea hospital has 9 oxygen cylinders.
Moroto Resident District Commissioner Peter Lochap says that on several occasions, he has been alerted about positive persons on the streets, some driving their cars and others on foot freely mixing with the unsuspecting public.
The MPs, who are on the nationwide tour to assess covid-19 management capacities in health facilities and local governments, noted that the response teams are finding difficulties to effectively operate with conditioned financial releases.
COVID-19 deaths rose by more than 40 per cent last week, reaching 6,273, or nearly 1,900 from 4,384 deaths in the previous week. Hospital admissions also increased rapidly as countries faced shortages in oxygen and intensive care beds.
Bannet Mutekanga, a resident of Kishanje village in Butanda parish in Butanda sub-county, says that most COVID-19 patients placed under home-based care sneak out to bars and shops, which exposes other community members to infection.
Aceng, and Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine had appeared before parliaments COVID-19 task force which is scrutinizing interventions put in place to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic including vaccine procurement, payment of medical workers and health services challenges, among others.
On Tuesday, the COVID-19 Taskforce of parliament tasked the private health service providers under their umbrella Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF) to explain the high charges and retention of bodies over unpaid bills.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Health, 2000, health workers were affected by COVID-19. By April 2020, at least 50 health workers had died of COVID-19, while another 16 succumbed to the disease last month. The MPs are now calling for a review of the compensation provided for under the worker’s compensation Act and Pensions Act.
According to records, between 100 and 150 people would seek treatment at the facility each day. However, less than 20 people turn up at the facility each day for treatment following the death of the two health workers.
“You thought your money can do everything. Now you are in it. Is it water? Is it urine? Is it stolen vaccine? It is you and the thief who knows. So you answer that question.” “And if you got this kind of vaccine in ungazzeted places, we would encourage you to work with the police to give more information. Because this practice is unacceptable .it is hurts public health and it should stop.”
The vendors, especially women, argue that the markets they are operating from are unhealthy, insecure and have poor structures, which could make them vulnerable to contracting diseases and falling prey to criminals.