David Nuwamanya, the hospital Principal Administrator said that the old paper records are currently being migrated and integrated into the new electronic system whereby one’s health information will be accessible online to the different medical departments once one’s unique number is punched in.
Despite the high toll, the ongoing risk to neighboring countries – not least Uganda, which has just overcome a recent case of DRC-originating Ebola infection – and reports that the disease has reached the large city of Goma for the first time via an infected pastor, Lowcock noted that “just a small fraction” of the USD 2 billion funds to tackle the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak has been made available to date.
According to the DRC Health Ministry, the disease which started in Ituri and North Kivu provinces in August is increasingly spreading to other areas. Reports show that more transmissions have been recorded in Lubero, Komanda, Bunia and Ariwara health zones in recent weeks.
The women activists convened at Bat Valley Primary School and led a procession to parliament but were intercepted by police. They were held at Kampala Central Police Station-CPS for two hours and released.
Dr Nyinoburyo adds that when the food cooked in polythene bags is consumed, it can cause mutations in the body cells causing them to become cancerous and other diseases like digestive disorders, liver and kidney related diseases.