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13:34
13:34

Outgoing Jinja Hospital Director On the Spot Over Failure to Handover Office government 1 1

Rashid Ssentongo, the Jinja Regional Inspectorate Officer told URN in an interview this week that he has received several complaints from doctors accusing Tugumisirize of continuing to transact business on behalf of the hospital despite having retired officially from the same position late last year.
12:21
12:21

Senior Four Leaver Turns into Teacher for Entire Village COVID-19 6 2

Perusi Namugwere, a P 6 pupil at Kikalu primary school narrates that they neither received the educational materials distributed by the Ministry of Education nor have television at home to follow the lessons conducted on TV.
13:54
13:54

Rally Drivers Donate to Disabled Children in Jinja City country 2 3

Dipu says that, such initiatives have been slowed down due to covid19 frustrations, which have left several drivers financially constrained, however they have embarked on an initiative of convincing all rally participants to donate a small fee of at least 100,000 Shillings each per event, with an aim of boosting donation drives to the targeted communities.
17:59
17:59

150 Teenagers in Luwero Acquire Life Skills to Deal With Lockdown resilience 5 2

Safe Spaces was launched after the March 2020 directive by President Yoweri Museveni to have all schools and learners sent home following the outbreak COVID 19. The pandemic has since ravaged economies across the globe and killed over five million people.
13:57
13:57

Laboratory Technologist Arrested For Forging COVID-19 Test Results for Fugitive Jinja

A detective told URN on condition of anonymity that Waswa was picked up on Wednesday evening on a tip-off from his colleagues who faulted him for issuing fake COVID-19 positive test results to a wanted person.
17:05
17:05

Parliament Stops UGX 3B Stimulus package to Kampala Serena Hotel COVID-19 1 2 Top story

The hotel had been granted a payment of 3 Billion shillings in October last year as a stimulus package after its operations were hit by an outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns that paralysed the hospitality industry. According to UDC, a government entity that promotes industrial and economic development, the funds were approved after a request from Nile Hotel, the holder of the hotel on behalf of the government.
16:57
16:57

Kamuli RDC Orders Arrest of DHO, CAO for Swindling COVID-19 funds village 1 1

Mutemo said that the district received over 156 million Shillings to facilitate members of the Village Health Teams-VHTs and other activities of the COVID-19 task force but Duku and Mawejje have failed to account for the funds, yet several health workers have never received their risk allowances for the second wave.
17:03
17:03

EAC Member States to Hold Joint Peacekeeping Training COVID-19 1

This FTX aims at fostering collective participation of EAC armed forces in tackling future threats to peace and stability within the region.
15:36
15:36

MPs Want a Public Holiday for Vaccination COVID-19 1 2

Members of parliament on the forum of children’s affairs have urged the government to declare public holidays to scale up vaccination of teachers and students in order to achieve the vaccination target required to reopen schools.
08:39
08:39

Health Ministry to Install Tracking Devices in Ambulances Ministry of Health 1 3

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.
06:57
06:57

US Commits to Supporting Epidemiology Training Uganda 2 2

Speaking at the launch of the Field Epidemiology Training Program-FETP in Jinja city on Tuesday, Natalie, said that the US Center for Disease Control-CDC aims to empower frontline health workers with the required skills needed in response to epidemics and other related illnesses within their areas of operations.
19:13
19:13

Police Storm Church Premises, Rescue Suspected Torture Victim COVID-19 1 Top story

“I misbehaved and sinned against our prophet, which prompted some of my colleagues to beat me up. They claimed that it was an act of instilling discipline in me. However, I am in too much pain,” she said.
11:20
11:20

Shock as Dokolo District Names COVID-19 Positive Health Workers Stigma 1

The disclosure of the affected health workers didn’t go down well with Koboko Municipality MP, Dr. Charles Ayume and the task force chair.
15:51
15:51

"Those Who Refuse COVID Jabs Will End In Hospitals or Die" Say Medics Ministry Of Health 1 4 Top story

Rumours and myths surrounding Covid-19 vaccines have thrown some Ugandans into an abyss of fear and mistrust yet studies have shown that current vaccines appear to be effective enough to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
10:18
10:18

Gulu University Moves to Conduct Clinical Trials on COVID-19 Herbal Medicine 1 1

Speaking to Members of Parliament on the Covid-19 task force, Dr Lamwaka said that they are moving to carry out clinical trials with designed protocols following the positive response from those who have used the medicine. She however says they need funding to conduct the clinical trials.
09:42
09:42

Jinja Hospital Runs Out of Gloves health worker 1 1

The Hospital’s Deputy Director, Angella Namala said that, since gloves are essential for all health workers, the absence affects proper management of patients.
10:47
10:47

Karamoja Risks Complex Emergency With COVID-19, Famine and Insecurity-Health Experts Parliament 1 3

Dr. James Lemukol, the Napak District Health Officer, says that the region is already experiencing family because of the prolonged drought.
10:38
10:38

Home-Based Care Helped Fight Stigma-Director Moroto Hospital COVID-19 4 1 Top story

Dr. Ben Watmon, the Director Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, says there is a lot of stigma related to COVID-19 and lack of knowledge on the virus. He was addressing a team of Greater North COVID-19 Parliament Taskforce led by Koboko Municipality MP, Charles Ayume.
16:58
16:58

Moroto Hospital Director Calls for Infrastructure Overhaul COVID-19 1 4

According to Dr. Watmon, they need a new intensive care unit, saying that they have tried to improvise by setting up beds and ventilators in substandard buildings.
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