Releasing the findings in an engagement organized by Uganda National Health Laboratory and Diagnostic Services, the program manager, Evelyn Mwesigwa, said that 249 out of the 1,871 samples collected from the students tested positive for sickle cell in their survey conducted between March and May 2022.
The six beds and mattresses were delivered on April 3rd, 2022 to the facility without the knowledge of the local leadership and the management, according to Patrick Odeke, the Chairperson of the Health Unit Management Committee.
The strict guidelines follow violation of presidential guidelines on burials with communities reverting to large gatherings for the burial of their loved ones. According to the Presidential guidelines, burials are limited to only 20 people with strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures.
The quarantine was announced on Thursday by the Bukedea District Veterinary Officer Dr Francis Ongelech. According to Ongelech, the foot and mouth have been cited in the parishes of Aerere, Akakaat, Kamututr, Acomai and Kocus.
At Koboli HC11, wildlife like bees, bats and animals have taken shelter in the Outpatients Department- OPD. The facility with four housing units for the staff, fully connected solar energy has been lying idle since 2017.
In 2016/2017 financial year, Bukedea District Local Government awarded a contract of 79 Million Shillings to Link Company Limited to construct a General Ward in Kachumbala Health Center. But after the construction works, the facility never lived to serve its purpose.
Caroline Ameso, one of the affected cloth vendors in Bukedea, says she is forced to sell clothes stealthily to help her family of seven people who are all dependent on her. Ameso faults government for paying a deaf ear to their pleas to reopen the weekly markets to allow them business and fend for their families.
John Olupot, a resident of Magoro Sub County criticised government for failing to provide adequate funding to health units. He wondered why patients are often sent to buy drugs from private clinics, saying the unit is usually without drugs.
Gerald Olupot, a resident of Kidongole Sub County, says elevating the health Center IV to a district hospital will save residents the trouble of trekking long distances in search of better medial services.