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16:22
16:22

Districts Struggle to Control Spread of COVID 19 Among Health Workers Mukono Hospital 3 2

The District Health Officials say some health workers have contracted the virus at their places of work over lack of Personal Protective Gears and failure to observe Standard Operating Procedures while mingling with patients as well as people outside the health centres.
19:06
19:06

Workers Came to me with Problems MPs They Voted Back Never Solved -Obuku 4 1

While some of the competitors were dishing out money, Obuku was giving fruits and packages of medications such as dexamethasone and others that can help with COVID-19 and says before campaigns could elapse members of Bakabulinde’s Allied Workers’ Union came to him pleading that he puts across their problems. For the entire campaign, Obuku spent 80million shillings raised mainly through contributions by the medical fraternity.
15:50
15:50

Medical Students to Undergo Mandatory Safety Training Ministry of Health 1

While some course units will be undertaken before physical lectures begin, Idro says some other course units that are still being designed will be undertaken later.
23:07
23:07

Doctors Want Gov't to Hire More Specialists for Regional Referral Hospitals 2

According to UMA, government only employs 68 percent of the required human resource. This according to doctors is not enough since many hospitals are forced to operate with no vital staff like anesthesiologists. Now the doctors want government to hire more specialists for Regional referrals
12:49
12:49

Uganda's COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Rise to 646 MOH 1 Top story

18 of the cases were from alerts and contacts of persons who have already tested positive, five were from truck drivers who entered the country through Elegu and Busia border posts, and three were of security personnel in Luweero district. Four health workers also tested positive, according to the Ministry of Health.
17:06
17:06

Uganda Running Out of Personal Protective Equipment COVID-19 1 1 Top story

Sources from the Health Ministry attributed the lack of PPE to global shortages increased global demand and ensuing constrained supply of critical logistics for COVID-19. There is growing demand world over for gloves, surgical masks, surgical N96 Respirators, face shields, protective gear and test kit.
16:59
16:59

Medics Caution Mothers Against Spending Nights in Markets with Children 4 1

Dr Deogratias Munube, a paediatrician at Mulago National Referral Hospital and also the president of the Uganda Pediatric Association says that while lactating mothers have no option, markets expose children to respiratory infections caused by the cold. According to Dr Munube, children might develop asthma or even pneumonia.
17:06
17:06

Professional Bodies Ask President Not to Assent to Stamp Duty Amendment Bill 3

Under the amendment, all professionals will have to pay stamp duty of 100,000 shillings on each of their professional licences or certificates, in addition to the annual membership and subscription fees they pay to the statutory bodies that regulate them or professional bodies of which they are members.'
13:28
13:28

COVID-19; Doctors Caution Against Use of Cloth Masks COVID-19 Pandemic 2 1

A 2015 study carried out in Vietnam and New Zealand and published in a scientific journal- BMJ Open Access shows that the use of cloth masks does not protect health workers from infections. Results showed that the penetration of cloth masks by particles for influenza-like illnesses stood at 97 per cent compared to 47 per cent in medical masks.
16:20
16:20

Lack of Protective Equipment Likely to Cause Infections Among Health Workers- Doctors COVID-19 3 1 Top story

According to the World Health Organisation, health workers treating any infections like COVID-19 are exposed to several hazards or risks like pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma and physical and psychological violence.
16:24
16:24

COVID - 19: Uganda’s Medical Interns Unable to Travel to Hospitals 2 1

At Mubende Hospital, a total of 35 medical interns (including Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists have been affected by lack of transport means. The interns body says they stay far from the hospital and have been unable to report to their duty stations due to the ban of public transport.
17:48
17:48

CSO's Re-ignite Black Monday Campaign Action Aid 4

The campaign first launched in 2012 had slowed down. However, the organizers say that the reasons that led to the slowdown have been addressed and that the campaign is returning with a thump. It will involve dressing in black every Monday as well as identifying and talking against the corrupt.
18:20
18:20

Medical Association Recommends 58 Specialists for Deployment in Hard to Reach Areas Ministry of Health 3

Dr. Ekwaro Obuku, the President Uganda Medical Association, says they asked the specialists from Makerere, Mbarara and Busitema Universities to volunteer and work in the hard to reach areas for at least three years.
17:52
17:52

Health Ministry Vows To Deal With Lazy DHOs Ministry of Health 2 1

According to ministry officials, many DHOs are not doing their work of supervising the provision of standard health care in their areas of operation. They spend most of their time in their offices instead of knowing what is happening in the districts they oversee
14:48
14:48

UMA Irked by Slow Progress on Health Insurance Scheme sauti za wananchi 3 1

According to Dr. Obuku, although the proposal for establishing the national health scheme has appeared thrice on presidents election manifesto it hasnt been realised.
15:26
15:26

Uganda Medical Association Criticises Proposed Recruitment of Cuban Doctors 4 1

Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, the Kasambya County Member of Parliament in Mubende and a member of Parliamentary Forum for Quality Health, protests the move to import Cuban doctors, saying government must improve the working conditions to attract Ugandan doctors to go in the rural facilities.
18:50
18:50

Dr. Lyomoki: Museveni's Promise to Striking Medics ‘Same Old Song' 2 1

According to Dr. Lyomoki, since government has already shown it is unable to resolve the issues of the medics even with constant reminders, it is likely to backtrack on its new promises.
16:39
16:39

Doctors Resume Strike mulago hospital 5 1

Dr. Ekwaro Obuku, the President Uganda Medical Association, said they would only stop their struggle for better welfare that started in 1996 when they get tangible results from government.
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