George Otim, the Commissioner of Infrastructure at the Ministry of Health, stated during the site handover at Arua Regional Referral Hospital Tuesday that the completed ICU will provide the region with the capability to treat illnesses that are usually referred to health facilities in Kampala.
According to the forensic report, the Regional Referrals in question were given 270 million Shillings each and Mbarara did not account for 86.7 million, Moroto 112.07 million, Arua 1.79 million, Mbale 87.29 million, Fort Portal 108.4 million and Mubende 217.98 million Shillings.
Dr. Steven Magera, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero hospital says that due to the challenges faced by women during referrals, they resolved to set up a basic Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with support from Adara Group, a non-government Organization.
Gasper Drani, the Arua District Malaria Focal Point person, says that at least 3,510 homes have not been sprayed due to refusal by the residents. He further notes that some educational institutions have also rejected attempts to spray their facilities.
“The results of the suspected case are negative and the patient is now receiving normal treatment, not for Ebola,” Obbo said Friday. The patient had presented with hemorrhaging from his body outlets and a high fever.
According to the statement, all prison employees are required to wear face masks while on duty. The statement also shows that community work in Kampala, Wakiso, and Mukono districts is suspended until further notice.
Dr. Richard Kabanda, the Commissioner in charge of Health Promotion, Education, and Communication at the Ministry of Health, says that they are concerned about the rebound of the malaria epidemics despite the various preventive measures the country has previously rolled out including the distribution of free insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
The spraying exercise is part of a two-year programme funded by the Global Fund. The intervention will cover nine highly burdened districts namely Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Obongi, Koboko, Maracha, Arua, Madi Okollo and Terego.
According to the Commissioner Emergency Medical Services, John Baptist Waniaye Nambohe the devices will help the Ministry track the movements of the ambulances, fuel consumption and general efficiency.
During the meeting, Buvuma officials raised concern why the Ministry continues keeping the water boat ambulance meant for the district in Entebbe yet they have health emergencies to attend to in the islands.
According to the hospital management, NFA has asked the district leadership to identify an alternative to swap with the one hosting the facility. The hospital management has since closed the theater, stores and old mortuary because many of the buildings are sinking.