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21:59
21:59

Government to Offer Food Packs to 1.5 Million People

He says the distribution will be done at LC1 level by the LC Chairpersons. Rugunda says these will be supported by the Police and the Uganda People's Defense Force for purposes of transparency and avoiding crowds.
21:43
21:43

KCCA Closes Part of Kaleerwe Market

However, KCCA says its leadership and the technical staff have frequently visited several city markets to check on compliance with market guidelines and found that Kasanja failed to comply and hence the closure.
18:00
18:00

COVID-19: Health Ministry Planning to Turn Namboole Stadium into Health Facility Mulago Hospital 1 1

Atwine, who was responding to questions from Members of Parliament in regards to their preparation to handle cases in case they rise, said that at the moment they are handling cases of coronavirus in Entebbe Grade B hospital and Mulago hospital.
17:37
17:37

Police Releases 80 Impounded Vehicles 1 1

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala police spokesperson, said several dozens of drivers have already picked their vehicles and urged those that haven’t collected their cars to do so because no security person can defy President’s directive.
17:24
17:24

1.5 Million Ugandans to Receive Relief health ministry 2 1

According to Rugunda, each vulnerable person will receive at least three Kilograms of beans, six kilograms of Maize flour and salt. He further revealed that lactating mothers and the sick will each get 2 kilograms of powdered milk and 2 kilograms of sugar for a month. It is not clear if the lactating mothers are part of the 1.5 million.
16:57
16:57

Patients Share Experiences of Seeking Care Amidst Lock Down COVID -19 lockdown 2

Jane Kalanzi, a resident of Makindye Division told Uganda Radio Network that she had planned to visit a health facility since Sunday after developing flu-like symptoms, chills and high temperatures as they have been publicized as some of the symptoms of COVID-19.
16:39
16:39

60 Arrested on First Night of Curfew 2 1

At a joint media address, Superintendent of Police –SP Patrick Onyango and Lt Col Henry Obbo, the Joint Task Force was extremely happy that most people respected the curfew because they were in their homes by 7pm.
16:10
16:10

Health Ministry Gets Additional UGX 45b for COVID-19 Fight Parliament 3 1

The Budget committee has allocated addition 107 billion shillings to the health Ministry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
15:48
15:48

Mulago Developing Guidelines for Transferring COVID-19 Patients to ICU Ministry of Health 3

Dr Elizabeth Namukwaya, a palliative care physician at the hospital currently based at the Isolation centre said they have finished initial drafts and hope to have a complete document by the end of this week.
15:45
15:45

COVID-19: Struggling to Get Permission from RDCs for Emergency Travel

random sampling by URN confirms his complaints that indeed getting RDCs for clearance is very cumbersome. For the 20 RDCs that URN called, only three picked their phones, the others they either went unanswered or were completely unavailable.
15:26
15:26

The Changing Face of Makerere University Hospital government 5 4 Top story

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.
14:34
14:34

Morphine Stock out Looms after Suspension of Production 1 1

Dr Doreen Agasha Birungi, the clinical director of Hospice Africa Uganda told the meeting that they resolved to close morphine production together with a host of other services that Hospice Africa provides including providing homecare to people at the end of life stage. This was done, in respect of the social distancing principle.
14:32
14:32

Prices for Food, Drinks Dropped in March-UBOS covid-19 1

It should be noted that data to inform this analysis was collected up to March 15, 2020. This was before government announced partial shutdown of the economy that instigated panic buying and therefore a spike in prices of certain goods, including food and drinks.
12:51
12:51

Ministry of Energy Extends Deadline For Oil Licensing Applications deadline extension 1

In a notice today, Ministry of Energy and Mineral development said companies intending to apply for the licenses now have six months window up to September 30, 2020 to prepare and submit their bits. The earlier deadline was March 31, 2020.
07:36
07:36

Security Gets More Money for Coronavirus Fight health sector 4 1 Top story

Although the Finance Ministry is seeking Shillings 284 billion to mitigate the corona virus pandemic impact, Shillings 81 billion is going to security while Shillings 62 billion will be channeled to the Health sector, which is at the forefront of combating corona virus.
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