The UPDF in partnership with the Ministry of Health is currently conducting free mass screening, awareness creation, contact tracing and treatment of Leprosy and Tuberculosis patients at the Military Hospital in Gulu City Bardege-Layibi division.
The report shows that the highest number of post-abortion care was registered in Gulu with 2,775 admitted in the inpatient department and 2,043 attended to in OPD followed by Pader District where 2,037 cases were registered in OPD and 361 cases admitted to the inpatient department.
Dr. Kenneth Cana, the Gulu District Health Officer told the Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the medical camp has exposed a number of neglected surgical conditions, which include goiter and hernia.
Joseph Okello, a Clinician at the TB Unit in Gulu Regional Referral Hospital says 60 percent of clients enrolled in TB treatment at the facility are HIV negative. He says 40 percent of their clients are patients living with HIV.
Covilyce-1 was developed by scientists led by Dr Lamwaka at Gulu University’s faculty of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Studies (PharmBiotec). The herbal remedy was initially developed to treat other respiratory illnesses but the scientists announced publicly last year that it can cure COVID-19 symptoms.
Dr. Elima says the new plant will produce a maximum of 80 cylinders of oxygen daily to sufficiently support patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital and other health facilities across the Acholi sub-region.
The Minister says misinformation on the efficacy and alleged dangers of the covid-19 vaccine remains a big hurdle for vaccine uptake in the region, limiting the government’s progress in fully vaccinating citizens.
Prof. Joseph Okeinbunor, who led a delegation of scientists from the WHO Regional Office for Africa, said the innovation is a good gesture on their calls for more research on African traditional medicine.
Jessica Anena, the Senior Probation Officer of Gulu says the marathon was organized in order to create awareness on the dangers and prevention of teenage pregnancies which have skyrocketed during the two-year-long lockdown period.
Statistics from the Gulu Women with Disabilities Union-GUWODU, a health and rights group for women living with disabilities operating in Acholi Sub Region supporting persons with disabilities indicate that dozens of the clients have abandoned the life long life-saving treatment.
Emmanuel Acaye, a resident of Ogony Cell in Bardege –Layibi Division told URN in an interview that out of the 200 hundred birds he is raring for commercial purposes, 47 have been killed by poison in the last three days and that the number is likely going to increase since many others are getting weaker.
Aero explained that this is the first time the disease has manifested in her puppies. She recalls that the puppies first lost appetite started vomiting whitish fluid and presented with a smelly blood discharge before their subsequent deaths.
Covilyce-1 was invented by scientists at Gulu University’s Faculty of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Studies (Pharm-Biotech) headed by Dr. Lamwaka last year. The scientists claim the herbal concoction which is in form of powder, nasal drops, (anal) suppositories, and (syrup) linctus clears covid-19 within 72 hours.