Joel Sebikali, the deputy chairperson the health committee of parliament said that committee will recommend the ministry of health to reactive the drug supply line for the facility as they discuss the re-establishment of another fully functional hospital in the area.
Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa District Health Officer-DHO, says that they have received a communication from the Health ministry indicating that Shillings 300 million has been earmarked for installing the X-ray machine. He says that although the money is yet to get into the district account, they are sure the machine will be up and running by the beginning of next month.
The National Organization of Trade Union (NOTU) says government should lead the fight against corona virus without leaving it to the citizens considering the pandemic implication to the population that even still struggle to access the basic needs .
The 34 personnel team will support the district in rescue missions, offer emergency response training, capacity building, evacuation and render medical support. The organisation also supported the district with a donation of eight ambulances.
Dr. Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer told URN in an interview that a team from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital transferred the patient from Elegu to Kampala for subsequent repatriation to Kenya.
In Gulu, Martin Oringa, the Disciplinary Chairperson of Gulu City Boda –Boda Association says that they have banned the cyclists from carrying more than one passenger which could expose them to contract the virus.
Josephine Anying, the Communication Officer of St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor told URN in an interview that though Dr. Opira has not shown any sign of COVID -19, his isolation is a mandatory pre –cautionary measure directed by the Ministry of Health.
In her statement to Parliament on Thursday, Aceng said that Ministry of Finance and that of Foreign Affairs were to remit US Dollars 61,800 to the students to support them as the government monitors the situation.
The campaign, to be conducted in schools for the first three days and in communities for the last two days, targets all children younger than 15 years, whether previously immunized or not, in order to interrupt the circulation of these diseases. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than 9 months, will also receive the oral polio vaccine.
Ronald Ndawula, the Luweero LC V Chairperson, says he met the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr. Diana Atwine who told him that they have stayed the elevation of the health center until the next financial year because of budget constraints.
The Results based Financing approach requires that resources are only allocated based on the level of outcome, unlike the currently system where health facilities are equally financed depending on their respective levels.
Many of the child-clients in Kyotera District are not receiving the required social support, especially while at school, according to Irene Nayiga, the in-charge HIV/ART department at Kalisiizo Hospital, the main public healthcare service centre in the district.
Walusimbis intervention follows an eviction notices issued to a section of residents of Kasubi village in Masaka municipality, to pave way for the construction of a regional Heart Institute in the area.