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MTN Uganda and NITA-Uganda launch new app for tracking COVID 19 patients under Home based care.

MTN Uganda and NITA-Uganda launch new app for tracking COVID 19 patients under Home based care.

AFRICA, COVID-19, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, NITA-U, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
Friday 19th March 2021- Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda in partnership with NITA-Uganda have today unveiled a new app that will be used for geo-fencing and tracking COVID 19 patients that are under home based care. The new app named E-pass (Electronic pass) is intended to help the Ministry of Health truck and geo-fence the movement of COVID 19 patients under home based care thus reducing the number of non-critical patients that get admitted in hospitals. At the height of the pandemic, many people would be rushed to health centers, even those that were not in critical conditions, a situation that overwhelmed health centers and also stretched the limited resources in hospitals. This situation led the ministry of Health to develop a Home based care policy in which non ...
Former NITA-U ED James Saka Died of COVID19

Former NITA-U ED James Saka Died of COVID19

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, NITA-U, UGANDA
Kampala,Uganda Its a great loss to the Sector and to the Nation. Uganda's former executive director of the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U), James Saka is no more! The strong man passed on on Wednesday, December 9  at Kampala hospitala. His death has been confirmed by NITA-U in a statement on Twitter. “It is with profound shock and sadness that we announce that James Saaka, our former ED, has passed away. We extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to James’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this most difficult time. Rest In Power James”, the announcement reads. Initial reports indicate that Mr. Saka, the pioneer Chief Executive of NITA-U suffered from the Covid-19 infection but had been cured of the virus by the time he ...
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