Nantaba cites rising deaths, lack of ARVs

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Idah Nantaba

Kayunga District Woman Member of Parliament, Idah Nantaba, has raised concern over the increasing rate of mortality rates in Uganda.

She made the revelations during Tuesday plenary presided over by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

Among other topical matters, Parliament got a statement from the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng on the 14 days lock down strategy.

Nantaba told the house that lack of transport has led to many women giving birth on the roads and homes.

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She urged government to provide transport and fuel to address the concern.

She also raised concern over the lack and limited supply of ARVs to some of the HIV patients.

She urged the ministry of Health and Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] to intervene and address the matter before the situation gets out of hand.

Hon. Samuel Okwir: I have received information that Dubai is planning send all non- citizens from the Country. How is ministry of Health ready to handle the situation?

Dr Aceng: Government has identified schools that will work as isolation centres and the Ministry is ready.

Hon. Aceng urged the public to remain calm and practice preventive measures; washing hands with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand rub, maintaining a social distance and if you have flu like symptoms, cover your nose and mouth with a mask, stay at home.

Meanwhile, Hon. Sylvia Nayebale urged government to take keen interest in human rights and to look into security of the general public as the country goes through this period of COVID19.

She has urged the police and the LDUs to exercise restraint in implementing directives.

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