The Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament collapses in parliament : Health Torch Ug updates

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Cecilia Ogwal collapses in Parliament

The Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Atim Ogwal collapsed in parliament this afternoon.
The legislator reportedly started vomiting and feeling nauseated around 2:00 pm before she collapsed.
The parliamentary medic team picked her up from the pigeonhole area and took her to the waiting room where they administered first aid according to eye witnesses.
She was later rushed with an ambulance to her home for rest.

Ogwal confirmed to URN on phone feeling sick at Parliament and being given assistance but said she was out of danger. She said she was feeling better after vomiting but was still nauseated.

Although there is no plenary on Mondays, MPs attend committee and commission meetings while other attend to business in their offices.
The Corporate and Public Affairs department of parliament couldn’t be reached to comment on the matter by the time of filing this story.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Health workers trace HIV clients on phone
HIV care givers in Mbarara district have resorted to tracing their clients on phone because of a huge decline in attendance since the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown was announced.

The lockdown came with the suspension of both private and public transport. Those with emergency are required to get written permission from the Resident District Commissioner.

Sister Judith Mbabazi, the in-Charge of the HIV/AIDS clinic at Mbarara Municipal Health center IV says there is a more than 50 percent decline in attendance.
She says they have resorted to making phone calls to their clients who have missed medication.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Ministry of Health UG is to deploy GeneXpert machines at Malaba & Mutukula borders to provide results of truck driver sample tests before they proceed with their journey. The results will be produced in 2 hours after the test is taken. This exercise is set to begin this week.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Tonight in an exclusive with Canary Mugume, the president talks about the 2021 elections, coronavirus pandemic, Gen Tumukunde and more. Live at 9, NBS TV

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ In Uganda, there are 25,000 cases and 16 deaths a day. Malaria control is a personal and household responsibility. Zero malaria starts with you!- National Medical Store

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MTN ug through it’s Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the MTN Foundation has donated Shs. Ugx 41,000,000 million towards the Kasese floods victims. This money will be used to buy non-food relief items to support the families that have been displaced.

This follows devastating floods that ensued after River Nyamwamba burst its banks, following the heavy rains that hit the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. Over 24,760 households with approximately 173,320 people were affected by the flash floods

The NRM Diaspora league in conjunction with Daddy Andre have donated 3 tonnes of maize flour to Muslims in Mbale.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Katikkiro condemns torture of MP FrancisΒ Zaake

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