Fatinah Kigenyi, a resident of Kabi Zone in Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District was arrested by police over allegations of trespass on Wednesday morning. However, on arrival at the police station, she collapsed and died a few minutes later.
Dr. Richard Idro, the president Uganda Medical Association, says the number of younger people between 20 and 30 years of age with hypertension is multiplying yet most of them are not aware of the condition.
Speaking at the celebrations of the World Heart Day in Jinja district on Friday, Kadaga says that, some schools have limited space where pupils can hardly carry out physical exercises which has left them lazy and prone to heart diseases.
Now Ugandans will be able to procure medication to treat and control high and low blood pressure at less than 3,800 Shillings a month. Novartis will provide drugs like Amlodipine, Flutamide and Hydrochlorothiazide, which are used to treat and control low and high blood pressure.
Most pharmacists and medical practitioners interviewed by URN pointed to the huge demand for the supplements especially from men. The pills are openly displayed and are either sold as a full dose or as per ones need.
The Ministry of Health has distributed equipment worth 138 million Shillings to at least 40 health facilities and all regional referral hospitals countrywide to ease screening of non-communicable diseases.