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09:36
09:36

Kitgum Prison Turned Into Covid-19 Quarantine Center for Inmates 2 1

Frank Baine, Uganda Prisons Spokesperson, says that the prison cells will be used to hold new inmates on remand from all over Acholi sub-region to curb the spread of COVID-19.
12:41
12:41

Police Manpower Shortage Stiffles Enforcement of Covid-19 Preventive Guidelines Police officers 3 1

Dr. Geoffrey Okello, the Acting Medical Superintendent Kitgum General Hospital, says many people are not following the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by the Health Ministry in regards to fighting Covid-19.
12:40
12:40

Pandwong Health Workers Start Outreach Programs for Patients Ministry of Health 3 1

Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk, Emmanuel Banya says that the health workers have resumed outreach programmes on immunization, attending to HIV patients and monitoring Village Health team [VHT] activities.
18:10
18:10

Kitgum Task-force Waiting for Covid19 Test Results Three Month After Ministry Of Health

Dr. Olwedo says he has contacted the health Ministry severally over the test results but hasn’t received any feedback.
05:52
05:52

Irene Gleeson Commemoration Restricted to Only 50 People COVID-19 Pandemic 1

Mama Irene, as popularly referred to in Kitgum district, was an Australian Philanthropist who dedicated her life to helping thousands of needy children at the height of LRA insurgency in Northern Uganda. She was a pillar behind sheltering and educating several children during the two decades Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency in the region.
07:31
07:31

Health Workers Abandon Duty at Kitgum General Hospital 1 1

But Dr Geoffrey Okello, the Acting Medical Superintendent at Kitgum General Hospital says the health workers stopped reporting to the facility almost a week ago, after indicating that they intended to conduct immunization and other activities in Padwong.
05:43
05:43

Plastic Wastes Provide Much Needed Shield for Medics in COVID-19 Fight Face shields 4 2

A group of environmental activists have chipped in to fill the gap with innovative ideas of producing affordable, yet protective medical face shields for health workers in the region using recycled plastic wastes. Takataka plastics, a social enterprise co-founded by Peter Okwoko is using melted polyethene terephthalate [PET] bottle plastic wastes to produce the shields.
16:54
16:54

Body of Kitgum Nurse Still Missing River Pager 2 1

Robert Mutegeki Akiiki 24 is believed to have died after being swept by fast-flowing waters as he attempted to cross the river to tend to his garden in Nyanza ward in Pager Division
13:08
13:08

COVID-19 Suspects Flee Quarantine Centre After Gunshot Sound 2

It’s reported that a police officer who was guarding the facility fired multiple shots in the air in an attempt to scare off a motorist after an altercation for allegedly riding past 6 pm. The sound of gunshots evoked fear and panic among the suspects at the centre, forcing them to flee for dear lives.
16:35
16:35

Eight Primary Contacts of Kitgum COVID-19 Patient Test Negative 1 1

The contacts are direct family members and close relatives of a 34-year-old resident of Pandwong Cell who tested positive for COVID-19 on June 5.
15:29
15:29

Kitgum Health Officer Under Fire for Poor Management Of Covid-19 Vehicles 3

Dr Olwedo took charge of coordinating about 11 vehicles belonging to the district local government as directives issued by the President in March.
16:54
16:54

LCI Chairperson in Kitgum Arrested For Aiding Entry of South Sudan National Lucom Vilage 2

William Komakech, Kitgum Resident District Commissioner revealed during a weekly covid-19 taskforce meeting on Friday that the south Sudanese was intercepted by locals while crossing a porous border point into the district.
12:14
12:14

Kitgum District Runs Out of Quarantine Space for Covid-19 Suspects 1 1

Dr Pamela Atim Okot, the Medical Director of Kitgum General Hospital also acknowledged that if more COVID-19 cases are registered in the district, they may not be able to accommodate more than 12 cases.
07:43
07:43

Kitgum Runs Out of COVID-19 Sample Collection Kits

William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner also the district covid-19 task-force chairperson says 21 sample collection kits that were delivered from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital over the weekend are now finished. The district had by last week run out of the collection kits but got emergency supplies from Gulu to extract swab samples from high risks contacts of the male positive patient.
17:02
17:02

Officials Trace 26 Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Patient in Kitgum 1

The man, whose results were released on Friday, had reportedly been in the community for the past two weeks after being discharged from quarantine at Pandwong Health Center III. He was allegedly released from quarantine before getting his test results.
12:45
12:45

Kitgum COVID-19 Task-force Receives PPE Worth UGX 87.5 Million UNFPA Uganda 2 1

The PPE comprises surgical masks, N95 respirators, examination and surgical gloves, heavy-duty aprons, bio-hazard bags, protective gaggles, hand sanitizers and liquid soap donated by UNFPA under the Women, Adolescents and Youth Rights and Empowerment-WAY program.
20:35
20:35

Kitgum COVID-19 Task Force Sends Health Officials Under Self-Quarantine Ministry of Health

Sources told Uganda Radio Network that the Commissioner and his team arrived Kitgum on May 25. They allegedly met some members of the district task force and other health workers, toured Kitgum General Hospital Maternity Ward, and were hosted for a talk show on one of the radio stations.
15:36
15:36

Kitgum Municipal Authorities Want Pandwong Health Centre III to Resume Operations Ministry of Health 3 1

The Kitgum Municipality Mayor Walter Tooroma says assessments conducted by Ministry of Health on the health center for the past two months has given a negative rating, an indicator that it has not been not fully operational.
08:03
08:03

Mattresses, Blankets Stolen from Isolation and Quarantine Centres in Kitgum 1 2

Walter Tooroma, the Kitgum Municipality Mayor revealed that two of the 10 mattresses meant for Pandwong HC III quarantine Centre in Pandwong Division have gone missing. He reported this to the weekly task force meeting held at the District council hall in Kitgum Municipality last evening.
15:05
15:05

Teacher Designs Foot Peddled Hand Washing Tap to Fight Covid-19 Spread 4 1

James Oryema Ludega, a Technical drawing teacher at Kitgum High School, says unlike hand held taps used in public places, which have high chances of spreading infection, the foot paddle presents a suitable alternative.
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