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Sep 2021 11 results
19:53
19:53

Uganda Uses Archaic Law to Manage COVID-19- Rights Activists Ministry of Health 4

Sarah Bireete, the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Governance (CCG) notes that while the government would have quickly enacted a guiding law like was done in other countries, they resorted to presidential decrees where the president illegally turned himself into a lawmaker.
19:06
19:06

52 Arrested in Crackdown against Operating Bars in Kabale 2 5

The operation under the command of Kigezi Region Field Force Unit-FFU Commander Henry Kisembo was conducted today in the suburbs of Bugongi and Mundeeba in Northern Division, Bicycle garage street and Kigongi streets in Central Division, Mwanjari cemetery business centre in Southern Division, Kabale Municipality and Kyobugombe trading centre in Kaharo sub-county.
18:29
18:29

Health Centre IV Theaters Dormant in Isingiro District 4 1

Isingiro District Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Martin Yiga says that the district is struggling to attract personnel in this medical discipline to run theatres in Nyamuyanja and Rugaga Health centre IV.
17:11
17:11

Health Ministry Launches New 12 billion Disease Surveillance System MInistry of Health 2

The system will be able deployed in all parts of the country and will be able to detect future epidemics in the country. As part of the new system, health workers and members of the community will be able to report suspicious diseases early which will then be monitored by epidemiologist at the command center in Kampala
14:08
14:08

Over 2,000 Doses Of Cholera Vaccines Unutilized As Busia Residents Shun Vaccination 5 1

Dr. Mathias Wabwire Panyako, the Busia district health officer, says that the vaccination campaign was targeting people who got the first dose in December last year.
13:30
13:30

Gov't Slashes COVID-19 Testing Fees, Takes over Service at Airport Ministry of Health

The health ministry had accredited three laboratories to carry out testing at the Airport. The three; Test and Fly, Safari and Same Day laboratories were charging USD 65 (229,000 Shillings) for every test conducted. However, the government has since resolved to reduce the cost to USD 30 105,000 Shillings.
13:11
13:11

Radiotherapy Slows Down as Mulago Closes Cancer Machine for Servicing new cancer machine 3

This TrueBeam machine which treats about 70 patients on a daily basis is just a year old having been installed in August 2020. It was procured by the government at USD 4 million, and it's more preferred by both doctors and patients than the Cobalt 60.
12:41
12:41

CID Orders Probe Into Hospitals Overcharging Patients, Detaining Bodies 1 1 Top story

In his internal Memo titled ‘Overcharging patients and other forms of misconduct by private health care providers’ Katto indicates that the practice of overcharging patients and holding them plus dead bodies is not only illegal but inhuman and should be stopped.
11:34
11:34

KCCA Rejects Proposal By Mildmay to Conduct Routine COVID-19 Screening in Arcades 1 1 Top story

“This is in a bid to limit the spread of COVID 19 through early detection of the infection of the infection which protects patients and counterparts through early intervention,” reads the letter.
07:57
07:57

Health Ministry Considering Setting Up Another Referral Hospital in Eastern Region 2 2

Mbale Hospital which has a bed capacity of 400 patients, currently admits close to 600 patients. The hospital is meant to serve 16 districts from Bukedi North and South, Elgon and Sebei sub regions
05:17
05:17

Kawempe Hospital Director Decries Understaffing, Congestion Maternal Health 4 1

According to Katusiime, last year, the number of mothers they received went down slightly to 21,300 because the majority couldn’t access care due to COVID-19 restrictions. On average they had been receiving 24000 mothers annually.
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