According to health ministerJane Ruth Aceng, the recovered patients hold a key message of hope and testimony that the virus can be avoided and treated. Aceng was today receiving a donation of face masks and gloves worth 80 million shillings from Watoto Church. The event was held at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Kampala.
The drug delivered intravenously is administered slowly, causing a lot of pain to the receiver. And because it requires a lot of attention to deliver, health workers, especially at the grass-root, tend to avoid the treatment and choose to refer patients who develop signs relating to the complication, to higher facilities.
Professor John Ssenyonyi, the outgoing vice-chancellor of Uganda Christian University notes that unless they receive significant government support, they might fail to reopen given the immense financial impact of the Coronavirus shutdown. He was speaking in his capacity as the chairman of the Vice-Chancellors’ Forum.
Kenya said in a statement on Friday that some of the cargo will move on the old metre-gauge railway directly to Tororo or Kampala, while fuel will be transported by pipeline to Kisumu and thereafter by water on Lake Victoria to Portbell or Jinja
Speaking today at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Frank Baine, the spokesperson of the Uganda Prisons Service who represented the police and the UPDF, said they had resolved not to allow any car that is not only dangerous to the owner but also other road users.
District authorities have ordered the company to demolish and rebuild five stance pit latrines at St. Thereza Bakka and Kabagezi primary schools in Namayumba Sub County. Construction of the pit latrines, valued at 21 million shillings, started last year.
Ntumwa Matovu the Nakaseke Hospital Administrator says that so as to save the contacts from dying from starvation, they have resolved to ask a local hotel to supply food to the contacts on credit but they don’t have a vote to clear the debt.
Entebbe Hospital has so far handled a total of 49 COVID-19 positive patients. Of these, 33 have since recovered and have been discharged. The hospital has a team of 94 health workers and support staff dedicated to managing COVID-19 cases.
In his written message congratulating Muslims for having successfully completed fasting the holy month of Ramadhan, Kabaka Mutebi said this year has been extremely challenging due to the pandemic that continues to ravage the entire world.
Dr Nathan Onyaki, the Hospital Medical Director says that their Mental Ward had been set aside for the isolation and treatment of COVID-19 patients. The centre was designated to manage cases evacuated from the Mutukula One-Stop Border Post at the Uganda-Tanzania entry point, however, it is receiving cases from as far as Isingiro district.
Every day, at least 100 trucks transport sand from Kapeeka, Semuto, Kikamulo and Kito sub-counties in Nakaseke district. The sand is sold to construction sites in Kampala city and Wakiso district. But the task force has banned the activities saying that it is impossible to implement protect the workers and communities against the pandemic.