Luwero District Health Officer Dr Innocent Nkonwa says that the district has for the third week recorded no new COVID-19 infections, a trend attributed to both national and local measures aimed at containing the disease. Before this, Luwero district had recorded 580 cumulative cases of COVID-19 and 33 deaths.
Doctor Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that the district data clearly indicate that teenagers are sexually active and some are already seeking contraceptives without knowledge of their parents.
Dr Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that they have started a campaign to sensitize the women about the use of the female condoms and ensure they are available across health centers.
The Ministry of Health rolled out the Result Based Financing (RBF) project in Luwero district in 2019, with an aim of improving Reproductive, Maternal and Child health. And the Ministry has injected 1.16 billion Shillings into the project to enable mothers to benefit from a package of high quality and cost-effective interventions.
The medical condition comes as a result of a hole created between the birth canal and bladder and the rectum, caused by prolonged, obstructed labour. It leaves women leaking urine, faeces or both, and often leads to chronic medical problems, depression, social isolation and deepening poverty.
On Tuesday, Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero Hospital described the decision by the council as rushed and unfair in a meeting with the LC V Chairperson, Erastus Kibirango and District Speaker, Abdul Mazinga among other Executive Committee members.
The District Health Officials say some health workers have contracted the virus at their places of work over lack of Personal Protective Gears and failure to observe Standard Operating Procedures while mingling with patients as well as people outside the health centres.
Dr Innocent Nkonwa, the Luwero District Health Officer says that to fight absenteeism, each staff at the Health Centers and at Luwero Hospital will be required to check in on arrival and also check out after work. He adds that the timer will delete the names of those who check-in and leave work without checking out and be counted as absent on that day.
The Luwero Resident District Commissioners Rose Birungi, her deputy Mariam Nalubega Sseguya and District Vice Chairperson Joseph Serugo among other officials were the first the COVID 19 jabs so as to encourage health workers as well as general public to embrace the exercise.
Florence Namuyanja the Officer In Charge of Vaccination Exercise in Luwero district says that atleast 1,174 health workers from both government and private health workers are listed to benefit first in the vaccination.