Category «Health»

Govt falling short on its Health Care manisfesto

By Moses Kyeyune. The ruling National Resistance Movement is still grappling to deliver its promises on the country’s health cover. On a number of campaign rallies in over a decade, President Museveni has promised to have a fully equipped hospital facility in every district, a Health Center IV per constituency and a Health Center III for every Sub-county. However, in the State of Health Report presented to Parliament, the minister of Health Dr Jane Aceng highlights that 39 districts have no single hospital while 29 constituencies are operating without a health center IV. A hospital by government standards is estimated to serve at least 500,000 people while a Health Center IV is designed to accommodate up to 100, 000 people. …

Officials in the WFP food poisoning incident to be held accountable

By Juliet Nalwooga. Police has vowed to hold accountable any official who will be found to be behind the World Program food Poisoning scandal in Amudat and Napak district if it is established that the food had poisonous bacteria. The Red Cross society has so far confirmed the death four people while 100 victims have been discharged from Lotome health center three. Addressing journalists at the police headquarters in Naguru, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have already sent samples of blood, Urine and food leftovers of six survivors to the government analytical laboratory for examination. Enanga adds that they are yet to establish whether the entire food donation from Turkey was affected. World Food program has since suspended …

KCCA to start TB outreach

By Steven Mbidde. Kampala city authorities are to start a Tuberculosis sensitization and screening campaign to rid the city of TB. The moves follows a report released by the United States Agency for International Development – USAID which showed that Tuberculosis which is an air borne disease is high in  common I the city’s taxi parks, prisons, slum areas, schools, bars and fishing grounds. Now the Kampala capital city Authority’s director of Public Health Dr. Daniel Okello says they are going to hold public education campaigns in some of the hot spots as revealed by the report. Government spends twelve million shillings on treatment of one Tuberculosis patient yet it takes six months for one to fully recover after receiving …

TB trends worrying

By Steven Mbidde. Health experts have discovered a worrying growing trend in the infections of Tuberculosis -TB in urban areas. A survey released by USAID indicates that 20- 30 people die every day due to Tuberculosis nationally. It further shows that 89,000 new cases are registered annually with 40% of the people in communities having TB being unaware of having the infection. Addressing journalists today, the chief of Party at USAID Defeat TB project Dr. Abel Nkolomany people do not seek treatment from professionals while others abandon it before the recommended six months putting their lives in danger. Akolo adds that men are the principal carriers of the disease as compared to women. The disease is common in taxi parks, …

3 people jailed for parking water in dirty bottles

By Ruth Anderah. Three people have been charged and sent on remand at Luzira prison for allegedly parking water in into re-used dirty bottles. The three are Umar Katumba resident of Kyengera, Shaban Martin resident of Old Kampala and Zena Said a resident of Busega. The have been charged before a grade one magistrate at City Hall Patrick Talisuna and denied the offence of Causing or suffering a nuisance to exist. Prosecution states that the three and others still at large on March 13th 2019 at old Kampala in Kampala, did cause a nuisance to exist by parking water in into re-used dirty Jumbo bottles in a very filthy dirty environment which is dangerous to the lives of the people. …