Dr. Aceng says Uganda requires 8,000 oxygen cylinders daily

Ministry of Health minister Jane Aceng - Covid-19 death toll covid 19 cases

According to Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, Uganda requires 8,000 oxygen cylinders on a daily basis to supplement the supplies from the regional hospital. The Minister went on to say that the country is currently facing a great deficit in oxygen supply due to the influx of coronavirus patients and the only was to try and catch up…

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KCCA demands explanations over missing Covid-19 vaccine doses

KCCA demands explanations over missing Covid-19 vaccine doses.

Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) is investigating circumstances under which Covid-19 vaccines suddenly went missing without a trace. The vaccines that were entrusted to KCCA were distributed to various health centers within the city, however, it is alleged that the vaccines suddenly went missing which prompted the city council authority to look into the matter. Initially, Uganda received a total…

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COVID-19 pandemic has cut down on blood donation rates in Africa – WHO

COVID-19 pandemic has cut down on blood donation rates in Africa - WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) has observed a decline in the blood donation rates in Africa which they attribute to the Covid-19 lockdown in various countries. The decrease is largely attributed to the measures that have been put in place to ensure a limit in the rate at which the coronavirus spreads to people such as travel bans and mandatory self…

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Prof. Ogwang warns Covidex has not been confirmed to treat Covid-19

Professor Patrick Engeu Ogwang

Professor Patrick Engeu Ogwang, a lecturer at Mbarara University of Science and Technology who founded the Covidex drug has come out in an official statement to inform that the drug is not confirmed as the treatment for Covid-19. He says that the only laboratory tests the drug has undergone are on animals with an aim to test the active compounds…

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Frustration as Masaka city oxygen plant breaks down at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital

Frustration as Masaka city oxygen plant breaks down

The health sector in greater Masaka is greatly frustrated following the breakdown of the city’s only oxygen manufacturer at the Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. This unfortunate happening has left many health workers in great frustratiom seeing as the oxygen plant doesn’t only work for the Referral hospital but also other health facilities with in the city. Secondly, the plants’ breakdown…

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Mbale Regional Referral Hospital health worker arrested for stealing 40 oxygen cylinders

Mbale Regional Referral Hospital health worker arrested for stealing 40 oxygen cylinders

A doctor attached to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital is under police custody for allegedly stealing 40 oxygen cylinders. Allegedly, the medical practitioner stole the cylinders and took them to his privately owned Life General Clinic and Laboratory that is located in Nkoma ward, Industrial city division approximately four kilometers from the hospital. Upon learning this, police not only arrested the…

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Covid-19 patients overwhelm Kabale Regional Referral hospital

Covid-19 patients overwhelm Kabale Regional Referral hospital

Increasing numbers of covid-19 patients have overwhelmed Kabale Regional Referral Hospital as there is no more space to cater for them. Provisions within the hospital that were gazetted for Covid-19 patients from Kigezi region have become insufficient to cater for the growing numbers of people infected with the deadly coronavirus following an insurgence. According to the hospital Director, Dr. Sophie…

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Ministry of Health suspends countrywide vaccination against Covid-19

Ministry of Health - Covid-19 Vaccination at Kololo Independence grounds to be suspended this week

Uganda’s Ministry of Health has suspended countrywide vaccination against Covid-19 following the storage of vaccines. Ministry of Health spokesperson informed media that mass vaccination had been temporary suspended as he said, “For now mass vaccination is suspended as we wait to receive more vaccines.” Currently, the country through the Ministry of Health  awaits more vaccines which the Japanese government is…

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Covid-19 seals prisons’ gates off to visitors

Covid-19 seals prisons’ gates off to visitors

All visits to prisons have been suspended henceforth by the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija with an aim to curb the spread of Covid-19. The communication was made through a notice addressed to all heads of department, regional prisons commanders, heads of sections and it had urgency of immediate implementation of the directive. In the said notice, a…

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