The suspects, identified as Frank Agaba, 23, from Kiruhura district, and Anastus Twesimire, 27, from Kakumiro district, were arrested for attempting to persuade patients at the hospital to purchase their herbal remedies instead of following the prescribed medications from health professionals.
The machines that were delivered around April this year have been mounted and assembled in one of the new buildings behind the main theatre. The installation of the CT Scan in Soroti marks the end of long travels to Mbale, more than 100 kilometers away from Soroti for the CT Scan services.
Some of the affected patients were on life support, while others were undergoing blood transfusions and intravenous (IV) treatments. The sparks coincided with a drizzle that began around 10:00 pm on Wednesday night.
Princess Diana HC1V charges inpatients 3,000 Shillings for a file and another 20,000 Shillings for detergents like Jik, powder soap, and toilet paper. In most cases, patient attendants are sent out to buy drugs, including gloves, needed for the treatment of their patients.
Iloku, a resident of Tukum in Soroti district arrived at the facility empty- handed expecting free service from the government health unit. But on arrival, she was asked to pay for the file, which the facility gives patients at Shillings 3,000.
Awoja Water Pumping Station currently generates 5 million liters of water per day and the upgrade will lead to an increase of 2.5 million liters and will serve more than 10,000 households in Soroti City and neighboring sub-counties
Allan Onyait, a resident of Orungo Sub County in Amuria district climbed to the second floor of the new market and summersaulted to the ground but his plot was frustrated when he landed on the jerricans and was rushed to the hospital.
The deceased passenger, identified as Oscar Ocen, was a security guard working with Saracen Security Company was traveling from Kampala to his village in Abim district when he suddenly died along the way, between Mbale and Soroti city.
Jimmy Owili, one of the passengers aboard the Gateway bus, says that the deceased was escorted to the park by his brother who supported him to board the bus. Owili says the passenger looked weak by the time he boarded the bus.
The patient is a 41-year-old woman from Aprikila Sub County in Kaberamaido District. She was admitted to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital on Wednesday after a referral from Kaberamaido Hospital where she was taken to treat a headache and stomachache earlier in the week.
Emmanuel Ekodeu, the Malaria Focal Point Person in the Soroti district, says that the malaria situation in Soroti is worrying. He notes that the current situation shows that there is an outbreak of malaria in the district, something he notes needs urgent attention.
In Soroti district, unknown assailants broke into Ojom HC II in Oculoi Sub County on May 2, 2022. The thugs made off with all the medical supplies in the facility. Police investigations indicate that the thieves took away 82 boxes of coartem for adults and children and other drugs, whose value hasn’t been established.
Rose Tino, the Tubur Sub County, and Town Council female councilor threatened to block a supplementary budget due to the delayed payment of allowances to health workers, Village Health Teams, and Village Chairpersons.
While the health workers at the facility are on duty, they are unable to provide services to patients because medical supplies are locked up in the store. The impasse has been caused by the failure to requisition for medicine due to the absence of the facility’s in-charge.