But Stephen Otim, the Chairperson of Arapai Sub County head teachers association, says that teachers find it difficult to travel for more than ten kilometers to get the COVID-19 jab because they are busy trying to cover the syllabus.
According to Tibamanya, they often fail to manage patients whose conditions requires oxygen because of the intermittent power supply. He attributes that the power problem to the fact they share a single line with neighbouring institutions.
Dr. John Kalyesubula, the medical officer at Entebbe Municipal Council, says that 2,333 people have so far been vaccinated. “The figure could go higher if vaccination is opened to the rest of the public,” Kalyesubula said. The hospital received 3,100 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which means that they have used 75.2 per cent of the doses delivered.
Joseph Kavuma, the Navumbe Local Council-LCI Chairperson, says the current status of the Health center impedes service delivery to residents yet they can’t afford services in alternative medical facilities.
The Nansana Rotary Club President, Geoffrey Hairora, said the health Center IV will comprise among others two operation theatres, a 20-bed children’s ward, a 40-bed maternity ward, a 20-bed male ward, a 20-bed female ward and two modern laboratories.
In 2019, Ministry of Health tasked NMS to handle the procurement, storage and transportation of the mosquito nets because of its capacity to reach the entire country.
He noted that the donor was initially skeptical about the capacity and ability of NMS to deliver the project.
Kaleebu who was commenting on the deliberations at the meeting told URN that already UVRI is in early stages of working on a Messenger RNA vaccine but their biggest challenge like elsewhere is having to rely on foreign funding.
Speaking for the first time after a seemingly frail Kabaka appeared in public early this week, to celebrate his 66th birthday, Mayiga admitted that in the last few days, the Kabaka has been having health challenges which he said are being managed by his doctors.
The theater which was constructed in 2019 has since lain idle due to lack of funds to buy equipment to be used for operations.
It is estimated that over 500 million shillings is needed to buy the equipment
The study authors led by Professor Paul Harrison and Dr Maxime Taquet from Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry counted the number of CVT cases diagnosed in the two weeks following diagnosis of COVID-19, or after the first dose of a vaccine.
According to rehabilitation expert, Richard Muhangi of Recovery Solutions Treatment and Counseling Centre in Kampala, many teenagers are struggling with substance use in communities, homes and schools. He said that 53 per cent of admissions at the centre are persons aged between 17 and 22 who are addicted to substances.
As a result of being associated with blood clots, several European countries have halted the use of the said vaccines. However, in light of the limited supply of the vaccines, the World Health Organisation country representative to Uganda, Dr Yonas Woldermariam has called upon the government not to take the same route.
According to scientists, the increase in COVID-19 cases that the country has been reporting is the beginning of the country's second wave of the disease. They say as part of this wave, they expect the number of reported cases to double those reported during the first wave
While the government had initially said that Covid-19 vaccination is not compulsory and subject to consent, since the vaccines are new and have never been used before, this sentiment seems to have changed following low uptake of the vaccines by targeted groups.
Dr. Tonny Odung, the Alebtong District Health Officer blamed the poor uptake of the vaccine on people spreading negative information about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine that is being used. He has asked the targeted frontline workers to disregard all the misinformation, saying the vaccine is safe.
According to the minister of health, the bill which was passed does not address concerns raised by stakeholders. She says the bill needed to be withdrawn and revised so that concerns relating to who contributes to the scheme and collects monies are addressed