Aduku Health Center IV is facing challenges of insufficient medical equipment, inadequate infrastructures as well as the absence of an ambulance which has affected efficient service delivery in the district.
48 traders have now signed a letter and presented their financial losses mounting to 1.5 billion shillings to the Speaker of Parliament through their area Members of Parliament asking for both financial assistance and Tax arrears waiver. They do not however state what their Insurers are saying about compensating them.
Sam Kigula, the LC 5 Chairperson of Nakasongola district, says that they intend to relocate the 1974 households displaced by the rising water levels and those evicted from the land belonging to Nakasongola Army Barracks.
At Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, Dr Wilson Etolu, the COVID-19 Focal Point Person at the hospital told the MPs that the health workers are demoralized by the deductions on their allowances. Etolu also said that the frontline workers delay receiving the allowances.
The oxygen plant in the hospital produces only five cylinders of oxygen in two hours, a rate that falls far below the 150 cylinders a day required for the current number of patients at the COVID-19 Treatment Unit. Currently, the unit is managing 74 patients with 45 severe cases on oxygen support, while 98 others are in home-based care.
Fredrick Makaire, the Executive Director Save for Health Uganda an umbrella organization for informal community health insurance schemes said the Ministry of Health came out to resist the bill rather late and failed to carry out its mandate of sensitization.
The surgery took place in Soroti, six days after the baby was referred to Mulago National Referal Hospital for tertiary care only to be referred back without help. By that time, the dead baby was decomposing and the team headed by Dr Joseph Epodoi, a senior consultant Surgeon conducted a surgery that lasted 15 hours and saved the baby who shared parts with a dead sister.
Dr. Epodoi and the team of 14 other medics performed a historic surgery on March 26th, 2021 after successfully separating a conjoined live twin from the dead sister. The deceased twin had taken six days and was decomposing by the time of the operation.
Daniel Omara Atubu, a former contestant for the Otuke East MP race and former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development explained that allowing security personnel to participate in the electoral process undermines the constitution.
The call was made by the Human Rights Committee of Parliament which is currently conducting public hearings about the violations that marred the recent elections across the country. This includes the excessive use of force by law enforcement agents, resulting in the killing and wounding of civilians, and arbitrary arrests and detentions of opposition supporters.
Aol who also subscribes to the group said that she had a discussion with the APG Chairperson Phillips Polly Ojara Okin over the endorsement but unfortunately he told her that he was ‘’trapped’’ by people he did not disclose
While some of the competitors were dishing out money, Obuku was giving fruits and packages of medications such as dexamethasone and others that can help with COVID-19 and says before campaigns could elapse members of Bakabulinde’s Allied Workers’ Union came to him pleading that he puts across their problems. For the entire campaign, Obuku spent 80million shillings raised mainly through contributions by the medical fraternity.
Segirinya says that as he joins the 11th parliament, he intends to move a private members’ bill seeking to reduce the salaries of all legislators’ to not more than five million Shillings. An MP gets a basic salary of 11 million Shillings which comes to 6 million Shillings after all deductibles, but get an average of 10-30 million shillings in monthly mileage allowances.
The Linglong bus registration number UG-0391H, attached to the Ministry of Health was evacuating 25 patients from Kitgum District to the national treatment centres in Kampala. The patients were on Monday turned away from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital due to space constraints.
The Ayivu county MP Bernard Atiku says even though regulation is necessary to stop impunity of social media parliament should examine the regulations and UCC needs to be summoned before the committee on Information Communication and Technology ICT to explain the measures.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network Oryem conceded defeat but noted that he never anticipated losing the elections. Oryem, however, says despite the surprising outcome of the elections, he had always planned for an exit, from 2006, when he lost the seat to Livingstone Okello-Okello.
Kadaga was forced to abruptly adjourn plenary on Wednesday when Lyomoki declined to leave the floor while protesting a ruling by the speaker to postpone the second reading of the bill for a further two weeks.