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15:26
15:26

Mulago Oxygen Plant Stretched, Opts for Cylinders from Private Providers Ministry of Health 3 4 Top story

David Nuwamanya, the Hospital Principal Administrator told journalists on Monday that they are now producing 2999.4litres per minute something experts worry compromises the purity of the product and yet at times the ventilators cannot operate effectively with the increased pressure exerted on the machine.
17:49
17:49

COVID-19 Takes Toll on Kidney Transplant Recipients 4 1

Dr Robert Kalyesubula, a nephrologist at the hospital explains that the majority of those that they have received ended up in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and three of his kidney disease survivors have succumbed to the viral respiratory disease in the past week.
11:46
11:46

76 Percent of Covid-19 Patients Presenting Symptoms Six Months After Discharge Ministry of Health

The findings show that 63 percent of the patients suffered from fatigue or muscle weakness while 26 percent faced difficulty in sleeping. 23 percent suffered from anxiety or depression
09:35
09:35

Doctors Paying Exorbitant Bills to Seek COVID 19 Treatment in Private Hospitals COVID-19 3

According to the Uganda Medical Association-UMA, their colleagues who on average earn 5 Million Shillings per month are being forced to go to private hospitals where some private hospitals which charge between 3 -5 Million Shillings per day. Some of the hospitals include Victoria and Novik.
15:22
15:22

Six COVID-19 Patients Escape from Mulago Hospital MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 Top story

This comes after a few days after the Uganda Prison Spokesperson; Frank Baine acknowledged that up to 59 COVID-19 patients have escaped from treatment facilities within Prison facilities since they started handling cases. The escapees were from Moroto and Jinja Prisons.
17:27
17:27

Kivejinja Alive, Contrary to Rumours -Mulago 3 1

According to Dr. Baterana, such information is barbaricand is being spread by people with selfish interests therefore, Ugandans should disregard this information.
13:43
13:43

Researcher Roots for Access to Hydroxyurea Drug for All Sicklers Ministry of Health 2

Dr Robert Opoka, a Makerere University-based researcher says that even the clinical guideline being used currently recommend lower quantities of the drug at 20milligrams per kilogram of the patient, yet higher doses have given better treatment results.
17:18
17:18

Mulago Starts Construction of New Oxygen Plant 1

With the outbreak of COVID-19, Nuwamanya says that their oxygen needs have increased creating pressure on other oxygen-consuming units especially at the Uganda Heart Institute and the children’s acute ward.
11:12
11:12

Two COVID-19 Patients Safely Transfused with Plasma COVID-19 treatment

For each patient, according to Kirenga, they will require a dose of at least two units which means that for the study to be complete, they will need to collect more 145 units of blood as the 127 units in stock will not be enough for their target.
17:42
17:42

Mulago Hospital Stopped from Collecting COVID-19 Samples 1

The decision to stop sample collection services comes days after the health ministry increased sample collection sites within Kampala and Wakiso. The new collection sites include Kiswa Health Center IV, Kisenyi Health Center IV, Kibuli Hospital, Kawaala Health Center IV, Kitebi Health Center IV, Nsambya hospital, Kiira Health Center IV, Kasangati Health Center IV and International Hospital Kampala.
12:04
12:04

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 821 WHO 1 Top story

According to data from the World Health Organisation, the number of confirmed cases reported daily is on the rise.
17:32
17:32

NDA to Withdraw Licenses of Private Pharmacies in Mulago Hospital 2 1

Dr. Merdard Bitekyerezo, the NDA Board Chairperson, says the president’s directive is timely, since the Authority was initially hesitant to license them but their hands we tied because they had already entered Memorandums of understanding with Mulago hospital management.
16:14
16:14

Mulago to Revise ICU Fees Amid High Costs in Private Facilities 2

According to David Nuwamanya, the facility’s Principal Administrator, the 1 million Shillings, currently charged per week is no longer enough to cater for the requirements for patients to be treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
14:37
14:37

Half of Ugandans Suffer from Allergy-Study Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Bruce Kirenga, an allergy expert and head the Lung institute, told URN that 3416 people were surveyed at household level to determine the prevalence of allergic asthma and other allergies and that respondents were followed for 12 months.
16:48
16:48

Patients Need National ID. Numbers to Access Services in New Mulago Hospital 1

David Nuwamanya, the hospital Principal Administrator said that the old paper records are currently being migrated and integrated into the new electronic system whereby one’s health information will be accessible online to the different medical departments once one’s unique number is punched in.
16:30
16:30

Hundreds Embrace Free Medical Services in Agago stigma 3 1

Dr Lakor Francis, a Dental Surgeon at Mulago National Referral Hospital disclosed that the team carried out diagnosis and treatment of various ailments including influenza, tuberculosis, cough, ulcers, and malaria and de-worming among others. More than 500 people benefited from the camp.
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