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12:49
12:49

First Batch of Hydoxychloroquine by CiplaQC Expected this Week Ministry of Health 1

Production of the drug, however, starts at the time of controversy about the effectiveness of the drug with the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing that the drug had been removed from the list of drugs that they were giving to patients participating in their global treatment trial dubbed 'solidarity'.
04:00
04:00

Gov’t Clears Ugandans Abroad to Return at their Own Cost lockdown 1 1

The Minister for Health Jane Ruth Aceng told the press that indeed the matter had been resolved, and the Ugandans will come back in phases. Those who wish to come home will register with Ugandan embassies abroad and be linked with airlines that are operational.
22:39
22:39

New Coronavirus Testing Labs Redundant with no Reagents Ministry of Health 1 1

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said that some of the labs including the mobile ones at Malaba, on the Kenyan border and the one in Elegu, at the South Sudan border have not yet started tests even as everything is intact because they need reagents.
18:21
18:21

Activists Call for Health Tax World Vision 1

Mukunda says currently even as the government has received a lot of funding for COVID-19 both in terms of supplementary and donations, proper accountability is not being made.
17:55
17:55

One Person Test Positive for Corona Virus in Oyam District. Ministry of Health 2

The man who is a resident of Opam B’ village, Ogwang apur parish, Acaba Sub county was resting at the trading center while waiting for a bicycle which was supposedly to be sent by his family members to pick him up and take him home upon arrival.
17:54
17:54

Soroti Hospital Receives First COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 2 2

The patients include three women and one girl. They were among the first 10 contacts of a businessman from Bukedea who tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was taken to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for treatment. The group was quarantined in Kumi district but their results turned positive.
09:25
09:25

Lifting Lockdown Restrictions Should Not Excite You – Health Minister Ministry of Health 3 2 Top story

Public health experts across the world have long warned that opening up shops and releasing citizens from their homes could be more difficult and dangerous than shutting them in. In what seems to be a position in agreement, Dr Aceng warns that opening up will instead allow the virus to stealthily surge, and possibly set off another wave of infections.
18:01
18:01

Gov’t Explains Strain in Evacuating Ugandans Stuck Abroad lockdown 1 1

Oryem says that the first challenge is that the only available option of chattering flights is too costly, even when there is a will to save nationals from the agony they are experiencing as a result of the lockdowns.
22:36
22:36

Ministry to Engage Recovered Patients in Awareness Drive COVID-19 2 1

According to health ministerJane Ruth Aceng, the recovered patients hold a key message of hope and testimony that the virus can be avoided and treated. Aceng was today receiving a donation of face masks and gloves worth 80 million shillings from Watoto Church. The event was held at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Kampala.
17:12
17:12

EAC to Embark on Joint Tests for COVID-19 Ministry of Health 1

The Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said discussions on the way forward will be finalized during a joint meeting scheduled for Friday next week.
16:34
16:34

Experts Discourage Use of Masks While Jogging Makerere University 2

According to medics, wearing a mask often reduces the airflow into the breathing chamber making it uncomfortable and difficult for one to breathe during intense exercise.
14:32
14:32

Cholera Vaccination Exercise Postponed cholera outbreak 2

Dr Godfrey Bwire, who heads the Diarrheal Diseases Division at the Ministry, attributed the suspension to the disruptions caused by the ongoing lockdown that was instituted to curb the further spread of Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.
10:32
10:32

Jinja Hospital Registering Increase in Gunshot Wound, Stab Injuries Ministry of Health 3 1

Dr Angella Namala, the hospital Deputy Director notes that their causality ward has had a huge reduction in road traffic accident victims and has now been replaced with those nursing gunshot and stab injuries. She said the victims have very deep injuries and are usually dropped at the hospital by the police.
08:04
08:04

Princess Diana Staff Protest Absence of Masks maternity ward 2 1

The staffs are concerned that while the COVID-19 pandemic is claiming lives in different parts of the world, Soroti Hospital isn’t providing enough protection to health workers to enable them to execute their duties. URN has learnt that the facility has been receiving only 20 pieces of masks every week against the total number of 34 staff on duty each day.
14:02
14:02

Ten Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Businessman Quarantined in Kotido Ministry of Health 1

A renowned businessman and cattle trader in Kotido district tested positive last week and was consequently picked by health authorities from his home district of Bukedea. But prior to the test, he had interacted with a number of people including traders and cattle keepers.
16:01
16:01

Health Minister Aceng Appeals for Protective Gowns for Health Workers truck drivers 1

The Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng has called on well-wishers to donate protective full-length gowns for medical workers use during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
10:24
10:24

Cholera Cases in Moroto Reach 100 Mark Ministry of Health 3

Phillip Lotee, the in Charge of Loputuk Health Centre III, says cholera cases in the district have hit the 100 mark. On Sunday, 18 new cases were admitted to the facility increasing the number to 102 cases. Of these, 67 have been discharged and 33 are still on admission.
17:02
17:02

45 Contacts of Covid-19 Positive Businessman Quarantined in Teso COVID-19 Pandemic 3 1

The primary contacts were tracked from Soroti, Kumi and Bukedea while some of the secondary contacts have been found in Agule Sub County, Pallisa district.
13:20
13:20

57 Percent of Uganda's COVID-19 Patients Had No Symptoms at Testing Ministry of Health

Data from the Ministry of Health shows, that 57.4 per cent of the treated patients did not present any of the symptoms mentioned. It further shows that of those that presented symptoms, 43 percent had cough while 37 percent presented with fever and chest pain.
21:42
21:42

COVID -19; Government Plans New Digital Tracker, to Quarantine Drivers Truck drivers 2

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said they have come up with a number of options other than blocking the drivers from accessing the country. The new measures will come into force as soon as leaders in the East Africa Community agree on the procedures.
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