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06:24
06:24

Soroti Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign to Bars Soroti District 3 1

Dr. Wilson Etolu, the COVID-19 Focal Point Person at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, says that they arrived at the decision following the poor turn up of people for the vaccination exercise.
19:30
19:30

Soroti Authorities Suspend Prayers over Surging COVID-19 Cases covid-19 epicenter 1 1

Asuret Sub County registered 173 cases of COVID-19 between September 22 and October 1, 2021. This is almost a quarter of the cumulative cases recorded in the district comprising 12 sub-counties since March 2020.
17:00
17:00

ICYD Takes Over OVC Programs from TASO in Teso 1 1 Top story

ICYD will now be working with the children living with HIV/AIDS, infants exposed to HIV infection at birth, children of female sex workers and children of non-suppressed Viral Load caretakers, among others according to Gilbert Obore, the Technical Advisor in charge of Community Systems Strengthening at TASO.
14:06
14:06

Police Heightens Enforcement of SOPs As COVID-19 Cases Surge in Teso covid-19 epicenter 2 1

The Soroti Resident City Commissioner, Peter Pex Paak says that the enforcement especially in Soroti City will be heightened to reduce the spread of the deadly virus.
19:41
19:41

Nakatunya Prison Closed after Surge in COVID-19 Infections covid-19 epicenter 2 1

The facility was closed last week to allow fumigation and treatment of the affected inmates and staff. According to the Resident District Commissioner of Soroti, Patrick Okumu, the decision was taken to allow the COVID-19 team and management of prison to streamline on some issues he declined to mention.
14:55
14:55

Complacency Failing COVID-19 Fight in Teso- Medics COVID-19 Pandemic 1 1

According to Dr. Adakun, 33 percent of the COVID-19 patients are the elderly with severe disease. He revealed that the region had 8,433 COVID-19 contacts as of Friday, September 10, 2021.
09:14
09:14

Gov't Airlifts 53 Gas Cylinders to Soroti Hospital COVID-19 Epidemic 1

The intervention at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital is part of the timely emergency response and delivery of medicines and medical supplies to all government health facilities, according the Ministry of Health. The Hospital has been relying on vehicles for delivery of oxygen but the demand in hospital has recently overwhelmed the facility. The vehicles sometimes take two days to return with the oxygen.
15:56
15:56

Imposter Arrested in Soroti Hospital 1 1

Denis Echiku, a resident of Katine Sub County was arrested by the police after a tip-off from patients. Echiku has been camping at Ward 1 and extorting money from unsuspecting patients who need x-ray services.
07:38
07:38

Security Destroys Four Acres of Marijuana in Soroti Soroti District 2 1

Anthony Oyuru, the Oculoi sub-county LC V councilor says that many youths in the area are now addicted to smoking marijuana, which has fueled crime. Oyuru says the police in Oculoi are overwhelmed with cases of assault as drunken youth fight over every small disagreement.
13:15
13:15

MPs Want 30 Percent Tax Levied on Health Workers' Risk Allowance Scrapped COVID-19 Pandemic 4 1

At Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, Dr Wilson Etolu, the COVID-19 Focal Point Person at the hospital told the MPs that the health workers are demoralized by the deductions on their allowances. Etolu also said that the frontline workers delay receiving the allowances.
09:21
09:21

Lack of Oxygen Costing Lives in Soroti Hospital- MPs Dr. Wilson Etolu 3 1

The oxygen plant in the hospital produces only five cylinders of oxygen in two hours, a rate that falls far below the 150 cylinders a day required for the current number of patients at the COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Currently, the unit is managing 74 patients with 45 severe cases on oxygen support, while 98 others are in home-based care.
11:18
11:18

Health Workers Complain of Reduced Risk Allowances MInistry of Health 1 Top story

“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.
13:47
13:47

440 Soroti City Vendors Get Mosquito Nets

Betty Nambooze, one of the vendors thanked government saying they had been facing a big challenge of sleeping without Mosquito net's.
09:33
09:33

ICU Beds Lying Idle in Regional Referral Hospitals COVID-19 Pandemic 2 2

Intensive care units (ICU) provide critical care and life support for acutely ill and injured patients. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the units are used to handle severe cases of the disease, mostly persons with breathing complications due to organ failure, one of the side effects of the disease.
10:25
10:25

Pastor Arrested for Holding Rally after Testing Positive for COVID-19 Soroti district 1 1

Edulu had been placed under home-based care management which required him to remain in quarantine at home for at least 14 days while receiving treatment. But Edulu is reported to have ignored the health restrictions and decided to openly preach in the city centre, at a rally that had brought crowds in one place.
10:50
10:50

Hundreds Flock Soroti Hospital for COVID-19 Vaccination Dr. Wilson Etolu 1 1

Francis Elianu, the headteacher of Alem primary school in Kaberamaido district is one of the people who travelled to Soroti for COVID-19 vaccination. He says that he is the first person to get the jab from his school.
06:53
06:53

Private Facilities Reap Big as Soroti Hospital Fails to Run X-ray Services Medical equipment 1 1 Top story

The private facilities charge between Shillings 25,000 and 50,000 for X-ray and ultra-sound scan services. At KAM Images Center, just opposite the hospital, a number of patients line up every day to access X-ray and other services. Others patients end up at Soroti Community or Joint Clinic among other renowned private facilities.
17:34
17:34

MoH Recognizes Soroti Medics for Successful Siamese Twins Operation Minister Helen Adoa 2 1

A team of medics led by Dr Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon successfully separated conjoined twins comprising one live twin and another dead twin. The twin girls had been delivered by caesarean birth at Amuria District Hospital to Joyce Alinga, a resident of Aujongor Village, Obalanga Sub County in Kapelebyong district.
08:12
08:12

Soroti RDC Bars Hawkers from Selling Goods in Gov't Offices 1

Okumu says that some of the hawkers are spies who access offices with intentions of stealing while others hatch plans that compromise security in the district.
08:03
08:03

NDA Moves to Register Herbalists 2 3

According to Mutyaba, the Health Ministry has since established that 60% of Ugandans consume herbal medicine. He reveals that NDA has so far registered and cleared over 180 locally made herbal medicines.
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