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14:20
14:20

COVID-19 Victim’s Body Left in Hospital Ward for 20 Hours

The deceased, an elderly man who was referred from a health facility in Pandwong Division reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 complications at about 5 pm on Wednesday. However, his body remained on his death bed for close to 20 hours, until it was handed over to the relatives on Thursday afternoon.
11:03
11:03

Patients Testing Positive for Covid-19 After Recovery Puzzle Kitgum Medics 4 1

Simon Knox Okongo, Kitgum District Surveillance Focal Point Person told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Thursday that one of the recovered patients has now tested positive for covid-19 for the fourth time consistently.
16:06
16:06

Security Personnel Accused of Harassing Health Workers During Curfew 1 1

Innocent Rubangakene, a Laboratory scientist at Kitgum General Hospital told members of Kitgum Covid-19 Task Force on Thursday that he has been a victim of harassment meted on him by security personnel during curfew hours.
07:34
07:34

Kitgum Turns to Lira Referral Hospital For Oxygen Refill 4 1

Bezy Omoya, the senior Hospital Administrator at Kitgum General Hospital says the increasing numbers of covid-19 patients in need of oxygen at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Treatment center has affected the supply of oxygen to other health facilities.
12:53
12:53

Kitgum Gov’t Health Facilities Run Out of Gloves examination gloves 2 1 Top story

Gloria Lakisa, a senior three student of Kitgum Standard High School was among dozens of patients who couldn’t be examined because she couldn’t afford Shillings 1,000 to buy examination gloves.
15:08
15:08

Non Targeted People Fluke COVID-19 Jabs Amidst Low Uptake By Health Workers Ministry of Health 5 2

Like Juma, a 34 year old mother who spoke anonymously, said she sneaked in and lied on advice from her neighbor that she is a nurse in Bwaise. “My children are young and I need to protect them irrespective of what the government says. When I get immunized, it means that I can’t give them Covid-19,” she said.
08:43
08:43

Understocking Forces Medics To Ration Drugs At Kitgum Hospital 2 1

Bezy Omoya, Senior Hospital Administrator at Kitgum General Hospital told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the hospital has for the last three cycles been faced with undersupply of drugs and medical supplies.
16:45
16:45

Lamwo Residents in Fear over Influx of South Sudan Armed Men Madi-Opei Subcounty 2 1

Last week, a 45-year-old man was attacked and six cattle stolen from livestock farmers in Oryang, Guda, Orogo and Lawiyeoduny villages.
09:24
09:24

Woman Throws Children In Stream After Husband Disappears with Food Money

Nyeko says trouble started on Friday when the suspect waited for her husband whom she had sent with an unspecified amount of money to buy food for the family for Independence Day celebrations in vain.
12:50
12:50

Kitgum Quarantine Centers Closed Over Lack of Funds 1 1

According to Dr Okello, inadequate funds has greatly affected the morale of volunteers in the various taskforce committees citing that many have since left.
16:56
16:56

Lack of PPE Cripples COVID-19 Sample Collection in Kitgum 2 1

The District Health Officer Dr Alex Olwedo acknowledged the shortage of PPEs and notes that they were forced to borrow ten gowns from Lamwo district to resume covid-19 testing on suspected patients.
07:49
07:49

Gulu Rejects 24 Covid-19 Patients From Kitgum Citing Space Constraints 3 1 Top story

Dr James Elima, the Director Gulu Regional Referral Hospital confirmed to URN in an interview that they are no longer admitting more patients because the facility is out of space.
14:59
14:59

Kitgum Taskforce Members Undergo Mandatory COVID-19 Test 3

Those undergoing the test include journalists, security officers, local government officials, businessmen, development partners and health officials among others in the various taskforce subcommittees.
12:54
12:54

1,000Kgs Of Maize Flour Nears Expiry As Kitgum Quarantine Centers Remain Vacant 1

“The flour is almost getting spoilt, so we are thinking that it should be given or sold away to prominent people in the district so that they don’t get spoilt. When we need them, we shall get the food back because at the moment, the quarantine centers are empty,” Dr Okello says.
17:31
17:31

Malaria Claimed 60 Lives in Kitgum District During Lockdown Ministry of Health 2 1

This is a fivefold increment in death rates compared to the 13 lives that were lost to malaria during the same period in 2019. It is also the highest record of malaria deaths in the district, over the years.
12:40
12:40

Pandwong Health Workers Start Outreach Programs for Patients Ministry of Health 3 1

Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk, Emmanuel Banya says that the health workers have resumed outreach programmes on immunization, attending to HIV patients and monitoring Village Health team [VHT] activities.
11:16
11:16

Kitgum Covid-19 Taskforce to Establish Screening Centre At Uganda-South Sudan Border Torit state 2 1

William Komakech, Kitgum Resident District Commissioner says there have been growing concerns on infiltration of South Sudanese from Torit state entering the district through Orom Sub county.
07:31
07:31

Health Workers Abandon Duty at Kitgum General Hospital 1 1

But Dr Geoffrey Okello, the Acting Medical Superintendent at Kitgum General Hospital says the health workers stopped reporting to the facility almost a week ago, after indicating that they intended to conduct immunization and other activities in Padwong.
12:14
12:14

Kitgum District Runs Out of Quarantine Space for Covid-19 Suspects 1 1

Dr Pamela Atim Okot, the Medical Director of Kitgum General Hospital also acknowledged that if more COVID-19 cases are registered in the district, they may not be able to accommodate more than 12 cases.
20:35
20:35

Kitgum COVID-19 Task Force Sends Health Officials Under Self-Quarantine Ministry of Health

Sources told Uganda Radio Network that the Commissioner and his team arrived Kitgum on May 25. They allegedly met some members of the district task force and other health workers, toured Kitgum General Hospital Maternity Ward, and were hosted for a talk show on one of the radio stations.
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