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16:26
16:26

Oxygen Shortage Hits Moroto Hospital moroto RRH 1

According to the Hospital Director, Dr Ben Watmon, the plant produces less than half of the required oxygen, making covid-19 treatment difficult.
15:45
15:45

Districts Run out of COVID-19 Vaccine Amidst Overwhelming Demand 6 1 Top story

Some of the districts that have since reported stock out of covid-19 vaccine include the Northern Ugandan districts of Kitgum and Lira, Tororo, Masaka, Hoima, and Mbale among others.
15:02
15:02

Museveni, First Lady Receive Second COVID-19 Vaccination Jabs 4 Top story

The President assured Ugandans that vaccines are safe and effective but urged them to continue wearing masks, washing hands with soap and water, sanitising ensuring good ventilation indoors, physically distancing and avoiding crowds to minimise transmission. Museveni’s appeal come at a time when there has been a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the recent weeks. Many Ugandans had started to live their lives normally thinking that the virus no longer poses any threat.
14:56
14:56

Staff Shortage Hindering COVID-19 Fight in Elegu AstraZeneca vaccine 3 1

Robert Onekalit, the In-charge of the facility says the eight-member team is facing an uphill task serving a population of 3,000 to 5,000 people especially long distance cargo drivers and travers every day.
14:51
14:51

20 Female Inmates Test Positive of COVID 19, 29 Contacts Isolated at Nakasongola Prisons

Dr. Agaba Byamukama, the Nakasongola District Health Officer, says the affected inmates have been transferred to another facility under Uganda Prison Services for treatment. He says that 29 other inmates were in contact with the positive cases having been isolated.
14:51
14:51

COVID-19: Experts Bank on Community Vigilance as Cluster, Mass Testing Becomes Impossible Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Misaki Wayengera a virologist and researcher based at Makerere University says that overall across the country, the testing takes place is about 0.3% of the population. He says they are aware that so many people are infecting others in the community but mass testing was untenable. He says they are now banking on communal responsibility which is the reason as to why they are recommending serious enforcement of interventions like curfew.
14:35
14:35

Hoima Gets 500 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses from Kagadi District

Last week, Hoima district ran out of the COVID-19 vaccines prompting health officials in the district to seek help from Kagadi district that had not fully utilised their doses.
09:49
09:49

Pictorial: A Tour inside NMS Warehouses in Entebbe, Kajjansi Top story

The Entebbe Warehouse has 8,000 pallets, space for the stock, while the new warehouse will have 30,000 pallet positions. The cold chain unit at the new warehouse will also be five times bigger than the one at Entebbe. The cold chain unit is where vaccines are kept.
07:10
07:10

MOH Uncertain When More COVID-19 Vaccines Will Arrive 1 1 Top story

Dr. Alfred Driwale, the Programme Manager for the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI), says that persons who get their vaccines later than 8 weeks should not be worried. "Research shows that the vaccine can remain efficacious if taken as far as 14 weeks after the first one. We hope that no one will have to wait this long to get another jab. But if the worst gets to the worst, we shall have to wait and see," Driwale said.
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