Okurut added that for SDGs on sustainable cities, life on land, peace and justice, Uganda’s performance is also stagnating at a rate of below 50% of the growth rate required to achieve the SDGs, partly because of the covid-19 pandemic.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, Nuwamanya says that their oxygen needs have increased creating pressure on other oxygen-consuming units especially at the Uganda Heart Institute and the children’s acute ward.
At least 17 health workers in the district hospital tested positive out of the 79 samples taken last week. another 11 tested positive from Morulem Health Centre III. The 28 are all said to be contacts of a midwife attached to Morulem Health Centre who was admitted to Abim Hospital, while in labour.
Dr Dorothy Mwesigwa, the Deputy Director at the Walter Reed Project said it’s because this continuous interaction between health workers and very infectious patients that they stepped in to contribute to patient safety considering that a number of them have already tested positive for the viral respiratory disease.
Lilian Ahakundire one of the brains behind the group told URN that they intended to promote menstrual hygiene among teenage girls affected by the floods given the financial constraints their families face.
The deceased in his sixties, has been a prominent businessman operating in Arua town and reportedly fell sick with flu and cough but was delayed at home, only to be rushed to Rhema private hospital later before he was referred to Arua hospital where he breathed his last.