Led by the Housing and Lands Minister and former Mityana District Woman Member of parliament, Judith Nabakooba, the leaders have resolved to write to the health minister, the president, and the Prime Minister to show cause why the facility should be elevated to a regional referral.
Mityana Hospital has spent three years without functional X-ray and Ultra sound machines which are important machines for people with chest infections, bone infection and accidents whereas ultra sound scan is so important for expectant mothers to see the baby and the internal condition of their clients
The area Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Isha Ntumwa says that all staff members have been instructed to carry out a mandatory test for the pandemic upon which the district task force will decide whether its necessary to close the facility.
According to the circular dated March 31, the Water Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Alfred Okot Okidi advised all Chief Administrative Officers, to let all planned activities within the water department and focus on ensuring that the population in their respective areas access clean water.
Taddeo Nsubuga, a psychiatric clinical officer in charge of Mityana Mental Health Clinic, says Katereggas situation wasnt strange to him as many residents are yet to understand that the epilepsy is a medical condition and resort to traditional healers to exorcise evil spirits with herbal concoctions and rituals.
A recent baseline survey conducted by Sauti za Wananchi Voices of Citizens released by Twaweza East Africa indicates that over 84 percent of Ugandan children under five years of age sleep under insecticide treated-bed nets of the type known to provide strong protection against malaria transmission.
Dr. Fred Lwasampijja, the Mityana District Health Officer, says the intake of some metals like iron might not be dangerous in the short run, but it has long term effects on some body organs like the liver, kidney and stomach among others.
Nobert Ochom, the Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, notes that following a number of leads, police detectives arrested a man who had been admitted to the hospital a week before the theft. Ochom said that the suspect had disguised himself as a patient while studying the situation at the hospital.
Area leaders were particularly disturbed by the theft of the CD4 machine which is used for testing HIV blood samples and determining stages of HIV infection before persons living with HIV are enrolled for Anti-Retroviral therapy.
The protesters used logs to block the road and burnt car tyres to register their grievances against municipal authorities for the potholed roads and uncontrolled dust in the town. The fire was later controlled by the Police fire brigade.
Members of Parliament committee on social services were shocked to find the mortuary run by casual workers who even lacked Mortuary equipment. The mortuary was found leaking, too small, and dirty with dead bodies piled on each other.