This decision according to Prof. Pauline Byakika, a member of the COVID-19 National Case Management Committee is being reached after reviewing available research from clinical trials. She said patients who are under treatment at Entebbe Hospital are being given chloroquine even as there’s no drug yet approved specifically for COVID-19 treatment by the National Drug Authority (NDA).
Innocent Amony, a resident of Gulu Municipality argues that the funds should have been channelled to priority areas like improving the capacity of Gulu Regional Referral Hospitals and payment of allowances to health workers at the front-line combating COVID-19.
The mothers, Faith Nalubega and Allen Nakimbugwe, both residents of Kizito zone in Luweero town, said they are unable to feed their families, because of disruptions caused by government measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Gribov Vladislav, Kozhevin Viacheslav and their driver Joseph Aburek were discharged after receiving certificates from the Health Ministry on Monday. They were later driven to the Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kampala on Tuesday.
Brenda Kitimbo, The Principal Regulatory Officer at NDA says that although medical workers are supposed to use N95 masks that are categorized as type 2R in NDA lab analysis, many were found using Type 1. She said that health workers need to be educated on what masks are required under hospital settings.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV Chairperson told URN that the eight contacts have been added to six other suspected patients who were repatriated on April 17th from South Sudan to undergo the 14 days’ mandatory institutional quarantine at the school.
But the mother identified as Jenifer Muhai, a resident of Nawuyo, Mbale District says she has no means of transport to take the body home amidst a ban on public transport announced as one of the measures to control the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Lillian Nakaweesi, the Mbale Deputy Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District Covid19 Task Force, says are working in collaboration with Devoted Youth at Work in Africa, a nongovernmental organisation to quarantine over 400 street children.
In Uganda, where more than 15 million learners were affected by the lockdown, nearly 90 per cent do not have household computers while 82 per cent are unable to get online. Similar figures cut across the entire sub-Saharan Africa region, according to figures compiled by the Teacher Task Force, an international alliance coordinated by UNESCO, using data from the UN agency’s Institute for Statistics and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Ministry of Health officials say that reports indicating that a body of someone who succumbed to COVID-19 in Dubai was repatriated to Uganda are false and unfounded. The Director-General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa says that the person whose body was repatriated from Dubai passed away due to an accident and not COVID-19.