Category «Health»

Mulago Hospital stuck with 9 months old baby

The police at Mulago Hospital are stranded with a 9 months old baby girl, after her mother passed away with no accompanying relative. 19 year old Dinavenue Namara was picked from the Old Taxi Park from where she had collapsed and rushed to Mulago Hospital, from where she passed away this morning. The 2nd Officer in Charge of the Hospital police post Richard Okello says the baby could be taken to one of the baby’s home for care. The deceased was found in possession of documents in the names  of Dinavenue Namara, a resident of Kiwanda LC1,kaduku village in Lyantode district.    

Mulago Ebola patients recovering

Doctors say the two Ebola patients admitted to Mulago hospital are improving and in good shape. The hospital spokesperson Enock Kusaasira says that the duo has already recovered from the symptoms of the deadly fever and is hopeful that they will fully recover soon. Kusaasira says tests have already been carried out to confirm that they are out of danger before they can be discharged. He also adds that throughout the weekend, no fresh admissions were registered. The fresh outbreak reported in Luweero has claimed 5 lives and more than 50 people are still being monitored after they had contact with the dead and sick. The Ebola Hemorrhagic fever disease presents with Vomiting, bleeding, Stomachache, Headache and fever among other …

Number of Ebola cases now at 13

One more suspected case of Ebola has been admitted at Nyimbwa health center IV as the number of suspect cases being monitored rises to 77. This now brings the number of suspected Ebola patients admitted countrywide to 13. 5 are admitted at Bombo Army hospital, 6 at Mulago Hospital and 2 at Nyimbwa Health Centre IV. The Ministry of Health spokesperson Lukia Nakamatte says the experts who handled Ebola outbreaks both in Kagadi and Bundibugyo have been transferred to Luweero to beef up the teams on the ground. Nakamatte adds that officials from the Uganda Red Cross Society have strengthened the door to door campaign, to ensure that people are sensitized about the deadly fever. The highly infectious disease presents with high …

One more suspected case of Ebola registered

One more suspected case of Ebola has been registered at Nyimbwa Health center IV in Luwero district. This now brings the total number of people admitted to 12 in twelve in the whole country. Five of these are at Bombo Hospital, six at Mulago Hospital and one at Nyimbwa health center. The Ministry of Health spokesperson Rukia Nakamatte says the number of those being monitored has now increased to 52 from 42 yesterday. Nakamatte has appealed to the public to remain vigilant and as efforts to contain the deadly disease continue.

Pneumonia appeal made

As the country joins the rest of the world to mark the world Pneumonia day, the ministry of health has been urged to step up efforts in the fight against the disease. According to the Uganda pediatric association, about 27,000 children die of pneumonia annually. A senior pediatrician at Mulago Referral Hospital Dr. Sabrina Kitaka says there is need for more sensitization about the disease especially in rural areas. Dr. Kitaka says the plans for vaccination against Pneumonia should be made a reality, ensuring that every new born baby is reached. Pneumonia, a severe inflammation of the lungs usually caused by a bacterial infection, is responsible for one in four child deaths every day. The disease kills approximately 1.8 million …