The hospital is reported to have runout of azithromycin, Vitamin C and Zinc in early June this year and have not received supplies from national medical stores-NMS ever since. This has prompted patients to purchase them exorbitantly from private pharmacies.
This is after the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) approved new End-User Tariffs to be charged by Umeme Limited for the supply of Electrical Energy in the Billing Period from July to September 2021.
Addressing a joint press conference on Friday at Parliament, the KCCA Lord Mayor Lukwago said that despite Kampala being severely hit by covid-19, there is no special budget allocated to manage the situation.
At the function held at the Kololo Independence Grounds, Museveni who was accompanied by Janet Kataaha Museveni, the First Lady and Minister for Education flagged off a team of 25 athletes that will represent Uganda in the 32nd edition of the summer Games.
At Namboole, Dr Ivan Kisuule who heads the facility says they have been recording over a hundred cases each day. He explains that every other hour an ambulance would bring in a patient needing oxygen. Kisuule says that 20 patients at this facility died.
Robert Kiggundu, a vegetable vendor in Kalerwe market says there are no customers to buy his produce. He explains that he used to sell in bulk to hotels, schools and restaurants around Kampala, but some have closed due to the lockdown.
The petitioners now want a declaration that the Covidex drug is a proprietary patent for the government of Uganda, having been developed on government funds, premises, laboratories and by government public servants paid salaries from the consolidated fund
Frank Tumwebaze, the Chairperson on Masaka Market Vendors Cooperative says that the failure by the contractors to complete and hand over the market has frustrated vendors, who are tired of operating in open space.
The Uganda Private Security Association- TUPSA Chairman, Grace Matsiko tells Uganda Radio Network -URN that the new Covid-19 wave has ravaged various Private Security Organisations, posing a stiff challenge to their work.
Since it attained Independence from Sudan ten years ago on 9th July 2011, the World’s youngest independent country and Africa's 54th has been torn apart by political conflict which has seen thousands killed and millions displaced to the neighboring and other countries.
In the past weeks, security personnel in the district have under criticism for brutalizing healthy workers. On Sunday night, a police officer who was enforcing curfew assaulted and injured Muhammad Byaruhanga, an orthopaedist at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.
The donated ambulance has two oxygen cylinders, a suction unit, a spinal board, rescue splints and bandages, a patient shifting roll, an ambulance chair and a sphygmomanometer instrument used for measuring blood pressure.
Last week, the Mbale City task force threatened to close the market should the vendors fail to adhere to the presidential directive. Muhammad Wedala, a dealer in produces says that they were promised nets which they are yet to receive.
Kisanga village LC 1 chairman Robert Kavuma tells Uganda Radio Network -URN that the deceased was working in the taxi business in Kampala from where he relocated on becoming jobless when the second Covid-19 lockdown was announced and was now trying his hand at sand mining in the village as a way of earning a living
According to Nakasongola District Chief Administrative Officer Alex Felix Majeme, the district has collected 920 Million Shillings in the financial year 2020/21 from 539 million shillings collected in 2019/20.
The head of statehouse anti-corruption Unit, Col Edith Nakalema has identified the suspects as Resty Namulindwa, an assistant nursing officer, Eva Nakiwala a nursing officer, and Maria Nasasira an enrolled nurse, while two cleaners has not been mentioned.