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.
A total of 32 COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital’s ICU between May 2020 and April 2021. Of these, 26 died while only six were successfully discharged from the facility, while three other lives have been lost since the outbreak of the second wave last month.
“These two part-time anesthesiologists only show up to check on patients who fail to stabilize in a period of three days and when their situations are so complicated for us to handle, but the rest of the cases are being managed by the nurses throughout their admission at the ICU,” she says.
Although the facility was disinfected on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, patients and their attendants started fleeing it for fear of contracting Covid19. As a result, management temporarily relocated some of the patients to the outpatient department. However, most of them opted to seek medical services from lower health facilities.
It is alleged that Ssenyonga, a resident of Kilyowa village in Njeru municipality in Buikwe district was riding a passenger on a motorcycle registration number; UDV 455N to unidentified location when the LDUs who had staged a road block outside the farm ordered them to stop in vain.
Led by their zonal chairperson, Jimmy Okalo, the recovered patients said that although the first negative results were availed to them five days after the tests were conducted, the confirmatory test results were announced to them after a week.
According to ESKOM Uganda Limited, the company with a concession to operate and maintain Nalubaale and Kiira Hydro Power stations, the floating Island which originated from Lake Victoria Basin as a result of the current rising water levels created extensive debris and waste material that blocked the water intake screens, through which water for power generation is transported.
Dr. Byamugisha told URN in an exclusive interview that prior to the renovation of the hospital, the delivery of health services had become difficult and expensive to manage.
All this has improved, despite the insatiable demands at the Hospital. Following months of renovation work, Dr. Josaphat K. Byamugisha, the Director of the newly transformed Makerere Health Services says he breathes with a sigh of relief.
The order signed by the Deputy Registrar Dr. Agnes Nkonge stays URA from enforcing the transition period deadline which the tax body had set before slapping heavy fines to manufacturers and importers of several gazette goods including bottled water, soda, beer, wine, spirits, and tobacco.
Lt Col Nakalema told Uganda Radio Network that the recent ranking as captured in the just-released Corruption Perception Index, a global report by Transparency International, was a little bit impressive. According to the index, Uganda moved 12 places from 149th position to 137, on a scale of 180 countries.
Up to 15 call-up centres were opened up across the country targeting honourably discharged soldiers from the rank of Major and below, with almost 55-years of age and baring no criminal. The force is recalling more than 2,700 veterans to back-up soldiers deployed on an African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia.
Eng. John Baptist Nuwamanya, Metering Services Manager at Umeme who led the operation says they have found out that many clients had added several components to their Yaka metres enabling them to utilize electricity without pre-loading tokens.
Brig Ronald Bigirwa, the Commandant of the UPDF Service Brigade made the appeal while presiding over the graduation of 50 drivers and 52 store men at the UPDF School of Supply and Transport-SOST in Jinja district on Friday.
David Muwanguzi, the Iganga District Health Officer, says the fire destroyed anti-malaria drugs meant for seven health centers, saying they have been receiving drugs since last week and the last consignment was recorded on Monday night.
The two-day exercise was scheduled to start today June 5, 2019. But according to the messages seen by URN, the internal audit office of the university and the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration failed to agree on the method for conducting the exercise.