According to the Health Ministry, the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in the country in mid-March this year. If things go as planned, vaccination will then start by the end of the month. The first beneficiaries will be people aged 50 years and above, teachers, security personnel and persons with co-morbidities.
The three agencies have separately come under fire for alleged failure to perform their roles, which has abetted the misinformation. However, the three government agencies have agreed to coordinate regarding information sharing and issuance of coordinated directives, for effective enforcement of the policies.
The have agreed to coordinate regarding information sharing, and issuing coordinated directives, effective enforcement of policies.
Part of the consignment worth 1.46 Billion Shillings shall be delivered to training hospitals that are used by UCU students for internship training. They include Mengo, Namirembe, Mukono General Hospital and the Allan Galpin Health Center II-AGHCII, the university’s health facility.
Dr. Richard Echodu, the Gulu University Laboratory Director told URN in an interview that the Laboratory is level two and that it shall be run by a total of 15 qualified staff who underwent COVID -19 testing training. He said three out of those staff hold PhD in Laboratory Technology.
The compensation programme which is the first globally to cushion against possible vaccine injury will be operationalized in March and caters for 92 low and middle-income countries that are eligible for vaccine support.
Dr. Hasfa Lukwata, a mental health expert who is providing COVID-19 psychological care says the majority of the patients they have seen stop enjoying the things they liked doing even after recovery. "We have seen that many face this problem. A month after their recovery, they struggle to go back and do the things they enjoyed before. They feel weak, are not happy and do not want to do anything, “she said.