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16:40
16:40

Gulu Yet to Distribute 250,000 Face Masks free face masks 2 1

The Task Force Chairperson Maj. Santo Okot Lapolo, also Resident District Commissioner says that the distribution of the face masks to the population was greatly affected lack of finance and human resources.
16:47
16:47

130,000 Miss Out on Face Masks in Isingiro Ministry of Health 4 1

William, Kubaryenda Rwakanuma, Chairperson LCIII Endiizi, Sub-county said they received only 5,000 masks to be given to a population of 100,000 people.
15:02
15:02

Ceremonial Discharges Seek to Fight Stigma for Recovered COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 1

While the disease hasn’t claimed a life in Uganda, Moriku says there’s always a fear of the uncertainty involved with the disease as lessons learnt from elsewhere show that it can easily progress into critical and death. She said that while the physical toll could be disregarded, the disease takes a heavy mental toll.
13:12
13:12

District COVID-19 Quarantine Centers to be Closed over Poor Management Ministry of Health 3

A total of 291 are expected to arrive today from the United Arab Emirates and 150 others will come from India on Saturday. Some of these will occupy the public quarantine centers, Mugahi says and promises a good service although he notes that while the returnees in these facilities will have appropriate distancing as they will be sleeping in individual rooms, they will have to share ablution areas which is against the World Health Organisation guidelines for quarantining.
20:16
20:16

Belgian Agency Donates Thermometers for Malls, Hospitals Ministry of Health 2 1

Christelle Jocquet, the Resident Representative of the Belgian Development Agency said at a handover event held at the Ministry of Health on Wednesday that the idea of making a contribution towards surveillance was arrived after an earlier meeting with Ministry revealed the need to revamp surveillance and risk communication with the onset of community transmission of the viral respiratory disease.
16:05
16:05

Quarantine Experience was Emotionally Damaging -Returnees Ministry of Health 5

As the country prepares to receive about 3,000 Ugandans that are stranded in the various countries, Nantege calls upon the authorities to review their quarantine policy and have coordinated interventions which do not put returnees into psychological distress.
11:40
11:40

Health Ministry Lifts Movement Restrictions on Gulu District Ministry of Health 2 1

A 14-day lockdown had been imposed on Gulu, after a pronouncement by President Yoweri Museveni to maintain restrictions on areas that had evidence of community transmissions of the virus. At the time, there were 43 active cases of COVID-19 undergoing treatment at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
19:41
19:41

Palliative Care Providers Seek Legal Cushion to Access Narcotic Drugs Ministry of Health 1

Mark Mwesiga, the Executive Director of the association said the provisions of the act bar anybody from accessing narcotics without putting exceptions for controlled use for medical or scientific reasons.
14:57
14:57

Bar, Restaurant Owners Petition Kadaga over Reopening lockdown 7 1

The Association led by their chairperson Tesfalem Gherathu says that with over 70,000 bars, lodges and restaurants closed since March, an estimated five million people have been rendered jobless.
16:43
16:43

Experts Explain Discrepancies in COVID-19 Laboratory Tests Ministry of Health 2 1

The Pathologists Lancet laboratories in Kenya issued a statement in which they said they were launching an investigation after COVID-tests confirmed at the lab were found negative at different other labs when similar tests were done 24 to 48 hours later. They like in Uganda didn't find any errors in their machines or reagents.
12:04
12:04

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 821 WHO 1 Top story

According to data from the World Health Organisation, the number of confirmed cases reported daily is on the rise.
11:05
11:05

Doctors Push for Representation on National COVID-19 Taskforce Ministry of Health 2

Dr William Anzo, the Chairman Finance and Development said the priorities of the task force that has members ranging from politicians, epidemiologists, public health experts and virologists are currently misguided
05:05
05:05

Buyiga COVID-19 Patient Recovers, Returns to Community Ministry of Health 3

Mpigi Resident District Commissioner Rose Mary Byabasaija says that the patient has returned to the island after two weeks of treatment at Mulago Hospital in Kampala. Also, none of his contacts was found positive after the 14 days of quarantine.
17:20
17:20

Fear in Hospitals As Duration of Medical Interns Nears End Mulago Hospital 3

Asked about what happens after September, Dr. Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health told URN last week that whether they will have medical interns or not after September it’s for the Ministry of Education to decide since they are in charge of training.
23:52
23:52

COVID-19 Donations Unearth Need for Pooled Resources for Health Emergencies Ministry of Health 4

Aliyi Walimbwa, a Senior Health Planner in the Ministry of Health said the country needs a pool where individuals can voluntarily contribute to a cause.
17:08
17:08

MOH Launches Sickle Cell Treatment Guidelines Ministry of Health 4 1

Dr Gerald Mutungi, the Ag. Commissioner Non-Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health says they have a comprehensive document that lists what medicines health workers can use, in what intervals in addition to at what point one should refer the patient to a higher facility.
10:01
10:01

Medical Association Seeks Compensation for COVID-19 Positive Health Workers Ministry of Health

Dr Richard Idro the President of the association told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that they had written to the permanent secretaries in the Ministry of Health and that of Public Service pushing to have a pot to cater for the welfare of the health workers, who are now undergoing treatment.
11:29
11:29

Herbalists Submit 300 Traditonal Remedies for COVID-19 to NCRI herbs 1 1

Herberlists and traditional healers have submitted up to 300 herbal remedies for COVID-19 to the Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute (NCRI).
17:27
17:27

Eleven Covid-19 Patients Discharged From Soroti Hospital Dr. Wilson Etolu 2 1

Dr Wilson Etolu, the COVID-19 Focal Person at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital says that while they were treating the patients, their objective was to ensure that no health worker contracts the virus.
14:52
14:52

Experts Explain Why Strict Hand Hygiene Couldn’t be Sustained Makerere University 3

Dr Richard Mugambe, a lecturer in Makerere University’s Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health says that sustaining hand hygiene would have been possible if implementers of the initiative adopted a behavioural model to strategize on how this behaviour that’s not deeply entrenched in the community continues.
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