While meeting the Parliamentary Committee on Health during their oversight tour on Tuesday, Luwero District Health Officer Dr. Innocent Nkonwa told Members of Parliament that NMS delivered essential drugs for four out of six cycles in the financial year 2022/23.
Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Luwero District Health Officer, says that the affected residents sought anti-rabies treatment from Luwero Hospital, Kalagala Health Center IV, and Nyimbwa HC IV, all equipped to provide the necessary medical care.
Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Luwero district health officer explains that although there is a decline in malaria deaths, the disease remains the greatest challenge for the sector and more efforts are needed to eliminate it.
Bazungu e.V and Augen Klinik Ahaus Hospital, both German organizations donated the eye equipment to the hospital's eye clinic after conducting an eye camp where they encountered an overwhelming number of patients in need of treatment.
Living Twazagye, the Luwero District Police Commander, says that the role of the police is to collect the bodies from the scenes and deliver them to the hospital for postmortem examination to aid in investigations, particularly in criminal cases.
Fred Lutaaya a senior counselor at Holly Foundation an organization that offers extra support to the clinic says that 16 sickle patients died in 2022 after failing to reach the clinic in time for treatment due to transport challenges.
Francis Kasasa the Luwero District Civil Engineer says that after receiving complaints from councilors and the State House Health Monitoring Team, the district hired RSV Engineering Group Limited a private company to assess and present a report on the integrity of the building.
Hope Murungi, the Coordinator of Private Sector and Civil Society at Uganda AIDS Commission explains that the statistic puts the district in a red zone since domestic violence has been listed among the key drivers of HIV infections. Studies have also shown that in families where there is domestic violence, some partners deliberately infect others with HIV.
Doctor Steven Magera, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero hospital explains that the ambulance is old and prone to frequent breakdowns. He explains that recently the ambulance broke down and the hospital needs over eight million shillings to repair its engine.
Dr. Steven Magera, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero hospital says that due to the challenges faced by women during referrals, they resolved to set up a basic Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with support from Adara Group, a non-government Organization.
Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa, the Luwero District Kadhi says that investigations made by his office indicate that the operators of the center disregarded advice of the County Sheikh and Imam to register the center with either district or the Ministry of Education.
Moses Ssebalamu the LC 3 Chairperson of Wobulenzi town council says that due to the lack of enough government ambulances, several patients use MPs' ambulances for evacuation to Bombo Military Hospital and other facilities in Kampala city.
The Clinic was set up by Mable Nakato, the Director of Holly Foundation in 2011 to cater for patients from Luwero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola. Nakato, then a UK-based Ugandan said she was inspired to help the patients after her child was also diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease.
According to Luwero District Health report on mortality and morbidity for the financial year 2021/22, at least 16 GBV children were below the age of five years whereas 1,011 were children and adults aged above five years.
Luwero district Chairman Erastus Kibirango confirms that the construction was delayed by a Presidential directive that all projects above 300 million Shillings within the health and education departments be executed by the engineering brigade of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF. He however said that they waited for the UPDF in vain.