Kiwanuka arrived in Kyakuduse on Tuesday evening to fix the pump but got trapped in the tank due to insufficient oxygen supply. It is alleged that the snap hook on his climbing buckle broke and he fell inside the tank and had no way of getting out.
According to Dr. Aloysious Musoke, the Medical Officer in charge of Kakuuto HCIV, they have a 15-bed capacity which is not enough for the increasing number of patients at the maternity ward. He explains that they usually make between 4 and 6 deliveries every day which averages between 120 and 180 deliveries every month.
According to Dr. Alloysious Musoke, in charge of Kakuuto HCIV, the Ministry Of Health sent two teams to work jointly with the World Health Organisation, Masaka regional referral hospital and Kakuuto Health team to identify the actual cause of the illness.
Manjeri Nasanga, a caregiver in the male ward, says that patients are worried about staying in the dilapidated ward where the ceiling may collapse on them. She adds that they are excited to learn that a new ward is under construction to relieve them of their fears.
Denis Muyunga, the area LCIII Chairman, says that the residents first developed symptoms such as nausea, severe fever, vomiting, chest pain, a sore throat, abdominal pain, swelling on the arms, and diarrhoea. A number of them died within two or three days after presenting the symptoms.
Doctor Edward Muwanga, the Kyotera District Health Officer says that the numbers are extracted from the official records of the healthcare services delivery points within the district that regularly transmit their figures to the district central registry.
Mariam Nalugaajju, the Project Administrator, says that at least more than 100 girls and 50 women in Kalisizo Town Council, Kalisizo Rural, Lwankoni sub-county and Kyotera Town Council have undergone training to produce the pads.
According to Kenneth Byaruhanga, the Senior Immigration Officer in Charge of Mutukula Border post, the two neighbouring countries are uniformly enforcing Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) including testing those leaving or returning to either country, to ensure that residents moving across borders are safe to proceed to their final destinations.
The MPs, who are on the nationwide tour to assess covid-19 management capacities in health facilities and local governments, noted that the response teams are finding difficulties to effectively operate with conditioned financial releases.
According to Mpalanyi, the donation is in response to repeated outcries from the hospital for the items amid the growing number of COVID-19 patients and deaths. So far 18 health workers at the facility have contracted the virus, with two of them on oxygen.
Kyotera District Health Officer Dr Edward Muwanga says that the deceased is a female health worker who is suspected to have contracted the virus while executing her duties within the last three weeks. He said that the health worker could have contracted the virus while attending to cases at the outpatient department –OPD wards.