Category «Health»

KCCA to construct 300 public toilets

By Ritah Kemigisa Kampala capital City Authority is set to construct 300 public toilets in the city. This follows the outbreak of Cholera in Kaboowa, Rubaga division that has since left one person dead and 7 confirmed with the disease. Addressing journalists after a fact finding mission in the areas, the state minister for the authority Benny Namugwanya said they have already acquired a 4M dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda gates foundation. She adds that money to construct the Nalukolongo channel has already been secured and construction will start soon after compensating residents.

Lord Mayor Elias castigates MOH for delayed CHOLERA response

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. PHOTO BY FAISWAL KASIRYE

By Juliet Nalwooga. Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago has lashed out at ministry of health officials over what he calls delayed response to healthy emergencies. Addressing journalists at city hall, Lukwago noted that the recent suspected cholera outbreak in kabowa, a kampala sub-burb is not the first claiming that the disease was detected in some patients at Lubaga hospital during the Christmas season last year that even passed away, but no alarm was sounded. Yesterday the public relations officer at the ministry of health Emma Ainebyona confirmed 8suspected cases of cholera with 2 people testing positive for the water borne disease in the initial medical tests at Kiruddu and Naguru hospital

Cholera confirmed in Kampala

By Ssebuliba Samuel. Ministry of health is currently investigating suspected cholera outbreak in in Kampala. According to Emma Ainebyona, eight patients suspected to have contracted cholera in Kampala City have been isolated as test are carried out. He said that out of these patents, so far two have tested positive basing on preliminary results pending confirmatory test from National laboratory services in Butabika. He said that these were residents of Kabowa Parish, Rubaga Division in Kampala City.

Gov’t, Buganda land Board in talks to end sewage crisis at Kiruddu hospital

BY NOBERT ATUKUNDA Talks between government and Buganda Land Board (BLB) on the acquisition of lease of land meant for the construction of treatment plant are in progress to end the sewage crisis at kiruddu hospital. Peter Kaujju the deputy director public and corporate affairs   Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) said after the process is done the sewage from the hospital will be channeled directly to the treatment plant as the current septic tanks cannot sustain the large numbers at the hospital. On Tuesday this week, Sarah Opendi State Minister of Health for General Duties revealed that Shs 3.5bn was released so far by Ministry of Finance to work on the establishment of the sewage system of the hospital. Currently …

Over 2000 health workers vaccinated against Ebola

By Shamim Natebwa.  The ministry of health has reechoed that Uganda is Ebola free. Speaking at the media Engagement on Ebola update at Golf course Hotel the health Minister Doctor Jane Ruth Aceng that Currently on Ebola case has so far been reported in the country and all the 350 suspected cases reported detected negative with more than 2000 front line health workers in the 7 high risk DR Congo boarder districts including Kasese, Bindibugyo, Ntoroko,and others have been fully vaccinated. Doctor Aceng has cautioned journalists from declaring disease outbreaks in the country before being confirmed by the ministry that puts lives of the public on tension. Media has been asked to always respect the incubation period of confirming the disease which …