According to Rachel Namanja, the deceased’s sister, her sibling has been struggling with an unknown illness for the last one week. She said that when her sister started to feel unwell, she was admitted at Butaleja Hospital but when her condition worsened, she was referred to Mount Elgon Hospital in Mbale but they were never given a diagnosis of the disease.
The Paramount Chief while speaking to URN during an interview from his Palace in Gulu City, disclosed that it is undoubted that the health workers are operating under harsh conditions with no proper or inadequate personal safety equipment being provided to them while on duty.
The new agreement implements the Advance Purchase Commitment (APC) signed between the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and Janssen earlier in March. The agreement secured an option to order another 180 million doses, bringing the maximum access up to a total of 400 million doses by the end of 2022
According to the new directive which comes amidst concerns of migrant workers testing negative while still in the country only for them to test positive at arrival in their countries of destination, workers are supposed to present results done within 24 hours of travel at the airport. They also must be verified for authenticity.
“I received the money but not satisfied with the amount sent. I expected more than just one million shillings but the ministry has paid me less and no one is explaining why the money was deducted”, the medic who preferred anonymity because of victimization by the management said.
Muzaidi Khemis, the Arua Central Division Mayor, says despite serving the entire West Nile, people from DR Congo and South Sudan Nationals, the government has ignored Arua Hospital by failure to construct a bigger and modern mortuary.
However, Dr. Lamwaka said they are still manually pounding the herbs using mortar and pestle because they don’t have a grinder, and are manually packing the herbs because they don’t have a production line.
Dr. Kenneth Canna, the Acting District Health Officer disclosed that while there is a notable decline in the infection rates there is need for continuous strengthening of information dissemination on COVID-19 to the public by health workers.
Rwot Acana told URN during an interview at his palace in Gulu City that the current level of sexual abuse meted out at young girls and violence against children in the Acholi Sub Region and other parts of the country call for collective responsibility.
Dr. Francis Odeke, the Serere District Health Officer, says that they have continued to register many malaria cases in health facilities across the district even after IRS. He says that malaria cases in Akoboi Parish in Atiira Sub County almost became a pandemic last month that stretched health systems in the district.