The nurse identified as Paul Wamala was picked up yesterday after relatives of a 2-year old child who died last week at the facility reported the matter to the Arua Regional Referral Hospital police post.
According to the relatives of the child, Wamala allegedly asked them to initially give him 30,000 Shillings to buy medicines to commence the procedure. He however returned shortly to the relatives of asking for additional 180,000 Shillings from the relatives.
Currently, abandoned landfills are a common sight along Duka road, Ojio road, Adumi road, and Lemerijoa road among others in Central Division. Also, areas around Arua Main market and Ediofe junction road have continued to harbor huge filthy heaps of poorly disposed of garbage.
Conducted by Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) between September and November 2021, the survey shows that 24 percent of every 100 women aged between 15 and 49 would like to limit or delay getting pregnant but they do not have access to consistent use of modern contraceptive methods.
Khemis Muzaidi the Mayor of Arua Central Division says that the ban is in good faith because it is only a preventive measure to protect the public from risks of sanitation-related diseases like cholera.
The most affected are those that are deployed at the garbage sorting sites and cleaning services whose work among others involves getting in contact with waste products on the street and in drainage channels in the central business district of the city.
According to the local government, human resource structure, every health center IV is supposed to have one anesthetic officer and an assistant. However, several health center IVs in the sub-region are operating without anesthetic officers.
The drugs were impounded during two weeks of enforcement operations that targeted 100 illegal drug outlets in the districts of Arua, Yumbe, Koboko, Madi-Okollo, Maracha, Terego, Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach.
Located along Iddi Amin road in Arua Central Division, the abattoir lacks a functional water system, electricity, latrine for the workers and has not undergone any major renovation over the past 20 years.
Justine Afuruku, the Project Focal Person from Agakhan Foundation, said that they have earmarked over Shillings 300 million over a period of 12 months and urged the HIV positive Persons to use the donation to enable them to find other sustainable survival opportunities.
Emmanuel Omirambe, the NDA West Nile Regional Manager notes that drug hawkers in public places including streets and commercial buses have increased ever since Arua was elevated to city status in July 2020.
Last week, three staff of Arua Regional Referral Hospital were arrested over theft of digital X-ray machine components which were used to secure a loan from a town money lender, and now yet another newborn baby has been stolen from the hospital, its whereabouts still unknown.
In their press briefing in the boardroom of Arua Regional Referral Hospital on Saturday morning, Emmanuel Manenga, the Publicity Secretary Bonded Uganda Health Information Officers and Medical Coders Association-BUMECA, said that they have given government up to April 1st, 2022 to address their concerns lest they lay down their tools nationwide.
Last week, the City health office registered 177 cases out of 500 tests carried out in a space of four days. Seven of the cases were nurses at Oli Health Centre IV in Arua Central Division, 22 were Police officers at Arua Central Primary School, while the rest are from Mvara, Onduparaka Sambya and Ediofe areas.
According to records from the health department, 177 covid-19 cases have been reported from Monday to Thursday. Seven of the victims are nurses at Oli Health Center IV in Arua Central Division, 22 Police officers at Arua CPS