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15:02
15:02

Ceremonial Discharges Seek to Fight Stigma for Recovered COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 1

While the disease hasn’t claimed a life in Uganda, Moriku says there’s always a fear of the uncertainty involved with the disease as lessons learnt from elsewhere show that it can easily progress into critical and death. She said that while the physical toll could be disregarded, the disease takes a heavy mental toll.
13:12
13:12

District COVID-19 Quarantine Centers to be Closed over Poor Management Ministry of Health 3

A total of 291 are expected to arrive today from the United Arab Emirates and 150 others will come from India on Saturday. Some of these will occupy the public quarantine centers, Mugahi says and promises a good service although he notes that while the returnees in these facilities will have appropriate distancing as they will be sleeping in individual rooms, they will have to share ablution areas which is against the World Health Organisation guidelines for quarantining.
20:16
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Belgian Agency Donates Thermometers for Malls, Hospitals Ministry of Health 2 1

Christelle Jocquet, the Resident Representative of the Belgian Development Agency said at a handover event held at the Ministry of Health on Wednesday that the idea of making a contribution towards surveillance was arrived after an earlier meeting with Ministry revealed the need to revamp surveillance and risk communication with the onset of community transmission of the viral respiratory disease.
16:05
16:05

Quarantine Experience was Emotionally Damaging -Returnees Ministry of Health 5

As the country prepares to receive about 3,000 Ugandans that are stranded in the various countries, Nantege calls upon the authorities to review their quarantine policy and have coordinated interventions which do not put returnees into psychological distress.
19:41
19:41

Palliative Care Providers Seek Legal Cushion to Access Narcotic Drugs Ministry of Health 1

Mark Mwesiga, the Executive Director of the association said the provisions of the act bar anybody from accessing narcotics without putting exceptions for controlled use for medical or scientific reasons.
16:43
16:43

Experts Explain Discrepancies in COVID-19 Laboratory Tests Ministry of Health 2 1

The Pathologists Lancet laboratories in Kenya issued a statement in which they said they were launching an investigation after COVID-tests confirmed at the lab were found negative at different other labs when similar tests were done 24 to 48 hours later. They like in Uganda didn't find any errors in their machines or reagents.
12:04
12:04

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 821 WHO 1 Top story

According to data from the World Health Organisation, the number of confirmed cases reported daily is on the rise.
11:05
11:05

Doctors Push for Representation on National COVID-19 Taskforce Ministry of Health 2

Dr William Anzo, the Chairman Finance and Development said the priorities of the task force that has members ranging from politicians, epidemiologists, public health experts and virologists are currently misguided
17:20
17:20

Fear in Hospitals As Duration of Medical Interns Nears End Mulago Hospital 3

Asked about what happens after September, Dr. Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health told URN last week that whether they will have medical interns or not after September it’s for the Ministry of Education to decide since they are in charge of training.
23:52
23:52

COVID-19 Donations Unearth Need for Pooled Resources for Health Emergencies Ministry of Health 4

Aliyi Walimbwa, a Senior Health Planner in the Ministry of Health said the country needs a pool where individuals can voluntarily contribute to a cause.
17:08
17:08

MOH Launches Sickle Cell Treatment Guidelines Ministry of Health 1 4

Dr Gerald Mutungi, the Ag. Commissioner Non-Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health says they have a comprehensive document that lists what medicines health workers can use, in what intervals in addition to at what point one should refer the patient to a higher facility.
10:01
10:01

Medical Association Seeks Compensation for COVID-19 Positive Health Workers Ministry of Health

Dr Richard Idro the President of the association told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that they had written to the permanent secretaries in the Ministry of Health and that of Public Service pushing to have a pot to cater for the welfare of the health workers, who are now undergoing treatment.
11:29
11:29

Herbalists Submit 300 Traditonal Remedies for COVID-19 to NCRI herbs 1 1

Herberlists and traditional healers have submitted up to 300 herbal remedies for COVID-19 to the Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute (NCRI).
14:52
14:52

Experts Explain Why Strict Hand Hygiene Couldn’t be Sustained Makerere University 3

Dr Richard Mugambe, a lecturer in Makerere University’s Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health says that sustaining hand hygiene would have been possible if implementers of the initiative adopted a behavioural model to strategize on how this behaviour that’s not deeply entrenched in the community continues.
12:40
12:40

Samples from Dead Kenyan Truck Driver Test Negative for COVID-19 Ministry of Health 1 Top story

According to results released on Monday by the Ministry of Health, two separate tests carried out on the deceased found that he was negative for the disease. However, the cause of his death remains unknown, although some of his colleagues say, he was unwell.
08:39
08:39

Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Back to 685 After Deducting False Positive Results Ministry of Health 2

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said while Uganda’s total cases had earlier on Saturday been put at 694 with the eight new cases picked from the samples tested on Friday, this number has been revised after deducting nine cases that had earlier been confirmed to positive yet they were negative.
14:20
14:20

Eight New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Ministry of Health

This brings the number of cases confirmed in Uganda to 694 as of today. Four of the cases were truck drivers from Elegu and one from Mutukula. Two cases were contacts and alerts from Kyotera and one from Arua.
17:18
17:18

COVID-19: Locally Made Ventilator Enters Clinical Trial Stage Ministry of Health 1 1

Manufactures of the ventilator are now targeting to have it in hospitals working by early July,2020 if all goes well. Once the prototype gets approval, the manufacturers of the ventilator hope to be able to manufacture over 40 ventilators before the year comes to an end
13:24
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Experts Call for Review in Admission Criteria of COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 2 Top story

Dr Suzanne Kiwanuka, a Senior Lecturer in Health Policy Planning and Management at Makerere University School of Public Health says that keeping only those that need critical care will reduce the number of health workers needed at facilities, reduce the burden on hard resources in addition to reducing exposure to the risk of infection to health workers.
22:21
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Experts Warn Against Stocking Up Refined Food food safety 3

Apart from this, Kirabo says their field visits are revealing that some unscrupulous farmers are using chemicals to induce produce such as beans and maize to dry faster than they should in a bid to sale faster something she worries could be behind the raising levels of cancer as consumers literally eat these chemicals away.
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