The patients contend that some of them stay far away from health facilities and restricting their movements tantamount to the terminating their lives. Immaculate Nyambugu, one of the persons living with HIV says that several patients have abandoned treatment as a result of the restrictions because they cannot easily walk to the health facilities.
Dr Doreen Agasha Birungi, the clinical director of Hospice Africa Uganda told the meeting that they resolved to close morphine production together with a host of other services that Hospice Africa provides including providing homecare to people at the end of life stage. This was done, in respect of the social distancing principle.
It should be noted that data to inform this analysis was collected up to March 15, 2020. This was before government announced partial shutdown of the economy that instigated panic buying and therefore a spike in prices of certain goods, including food and drinks.
joyce Bukirwa the Vice Chairperson of Butuntumula sub county says that an expectant mother at Kakuuto village delivered on roadside after motorists declined to transport her to Health center over the Presidential ban.
Samuel Kisembo, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner-RDC who also doubles as the Hoima District COVID-19 Taskforce Chairperson says they have decided to use Hoima School of nursing and Midwifery premises to accommodate COVID-19 suspects.
In a notice today, Ministry of Energy and Mineral development said companies intending to apply for the licenses now have six months window up to September 30, 2020 to prepare and submit their bits. The earlier deadline was March 31, 2020.
Dr. Ahmed Bumba, the Principal Medical Officer in Charge of Mbale Regional Blood Bank, says to address the problem they have embarked on a door to door campaign calling upon Ugandans to donate blood. He explains that schools have been the biggest source of blood donors and their closure because of the COVID19 pandemic has hit the blood collection campaign hard.
URN visited selected taxi parks in the city area to see how taxi operators were copying. At Kas Club Taxi Park in Bwaise in Kawempe division, URN found more than 10 drivers sited in groups of two and fours.
“Media is a service that should continue like electricity, like water, like medical, they are powerful, so their vehicles will also get stickers. That will be handled by the ministry of transport,” Museveni said.
“All these were children of the Watoto choir who are still in quarantine. They picked it from outside where they had gone,” Museveni said. He added that yesterday 82 people were tested and all of them were negative.
The Group’s Health Minister, Dr. George Ekwaro told Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday afternoon that they had resolved to halt the campaign because of the ban on private vehicle for fear of impounding their vehicles.
The IPOD Chairperson and Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party Secretary General, Nathan Nandala Mafabi welcomed the judgment in a statement issued on Tuesday. He said the judgment will aid peaceful political activities.
On Tuesday, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in her communication to MPs questioned the operations of the LDUs. Kadaga demanded answers from Government saying the LDUs are not supposed to brutalize Ugandans.