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Mulago conjoined twins’ health worsens

The conjoined twins admitted at Mulago Hospital today suffered a major setback, after one of them contracted flu. One of the twins named Apio was today put on oxygen after contracting the flue and developing a fever. The father to the babies Miseari Okiru says the symptoms began showing last night, as the babies were no longer feeding properly. The team of doctors treating the twins led by Dr. Jamir Mugalu has halted conducting any tests on the children until their condition has improved. The conjoined twins were born on 4th of May this year from Ngora Hospital, from where they were referred to Mulago hospital. Their father is now appealing for help from well wishers to help in meeting …

Conjoined twins stable

Doctors say the conjoined twins admitted at Mulago Hospital are in stable condition. Tests conducted on the 2 babies indicate that each of them has her own heart though they are in one sack. They also don’t share the spine, according to tests by a team of doctors led by Dr. Jamiru Mugaru. The twins however still weigh 4.46 Kilograms but must gain up to 10 Kilograms before any operation can be undertaken to separate them. These twins were born on 4th of May this year at Ngora hospital and their mother Faith Okiri died during delivery. The doctors say more tests are being undertaken to establish what other organs the children might share.

Conjoined twins admitted at Mulago Hospital

A set of conjoined twins has been admitted at Mulago Hospital. The girls were born at Ngora Hospital in Soroti on 3rd May. According to the team of Doctors, the twins are conjoined at the abdomen. Unfortunately the mother of the twins did not make it through the caesarian birth. The kids that weigh 4.46Kgs are now taken care of by their father Mesial Okirol. Mulago spokesperson Enoch Kusaasira says the doctors are still examining the twins for a comprehensive report on which body parts are shared. Conjoined twins are a rare phenomenon that is estimated to range from 1 in 50,000 births to 1 in 200,000 births, with a somewhat higher incidence in Southwest Asia and Africa.  

Invest in us; health workers appeal

Government must invest in health workers for better service delivery. The call comes as Uganda prepares to join the rest of the world to mark the Nurses and midwives day that falls on the 12th of May. Secretary General Nurses and Midwives union, Topista Kabalisa says there is little to celebrate with the looming health crisis facing Uganda’s health work force and health system as a whole. The celebrations kicked off today with a cleanup exercise at Mulago hospital by Nurses and midwives. Uganda has a nurse:patient ratio of six per 100,000 against the World Health Organisation recommended ratio of 2.5 per 1,000.

Health Ministry to distribute mosquito nets

The fight against malaria is gaining momentum The Ministry of Health is set to give out over 21 million treated mosquito nets across the country. This comes as the country marks the world Mosquito net day on Friday this week. According to the Minister of State for Primary Health Care Sarah Opendi, the campaign will start in the districts of Soroti, Pader and others in the Eastern Region. Current statistics show that 312 people die of malaria every day in Uganda.