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11:42
11:42

Drug Shortage Hits Buvuma Health Facilities Buvuma District 3 1

Dr Baker Kanyike, the Buvuma District Health Officer says that the facilities have been grappling with drug stock-outs for two months.
16:41
16:41

Illicit Sales of Alcohols Costs Hospitals over a Million Shillings for Treatment of a Patient Amuru District 1 2

Charles Eyoung, the Psychiatric Medical Officer at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital revealed that the treatment of a single patient cost more than a million Shillings, which the government isn’t providing. Naltrexone, one of the most expensive drugs used for the treatment of mental health patients tentatively costs the government Shillings 650,000.
07:12
07:12

Fort Portal Health Centers Lack PPE, Not Observing SOPs task force 2 1 Top story

Murungi Monica, the Ibaale HC II in charge, notes that at on several occasions they have been forced to use their own money to buy things like gloves and masks because they last received a consignment from National Medical Stores -NMS about two months ago.
15:46
15:46

PAC Queries Incomplete Uniforms Supplied to Kabale Hospital 4 1

The consignment of the incomplete uniforms cost the government Shillings 62.7million.
08:52
08:52

Available Morphine Stocks Can Last Until July- Hospice Africa 1

Mark Donald Mwesiga, the Country Director Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU), an entity that coordinates palliative care services urged patients who run out of their refills to contact their respective providers who will ensure that the drugs reach them.
14:34
14:34

Morphine Stock out Looms after Suspension of Production 1 1

Dr Doreen Agasha Birungi, the clinical director of Hospice Africa Uganda told the meeting that they resolved to close morphine production together with a host of other services that Hospice Africa provides including providing homecare to people at the end of life stage. This was done, in respect of the social distancing principle.
16:12
16:12

Areas with High Maternal Mortality Receive Equipment, Medicines from UNFPA donations 3

While free government supplies are normally supplied through the National Medical Stores, Alain said they chose to use an alternative distribution strategy whereby the commodities will be distributed through the Joint Medical Stores.
17:11
17:11

Patients Stranded As Luweero Health Centres Run Out of Drugs Luweero Hospital 1 1

Irene Nankanja says she has spent over 150,000 shillings on buying the prescribed drugs from pharmacies but she is now stuck after running out of money for another dose.
15:36
15:36

NMS to Commission System to Track Down Drug Thieves in July Ministry of Health 3

Once it starts one will just need to click onto the portal to establish at what level their order is and that facilities will be able to know at the time of ordering what drugs are available at the stores, those that are limited in stock and alternatives for the drugs that are out of stock. One will also be able to tell, when a facility last ordered, when they got the refills and the intervals with which they are leaving the facilities.
12:29
12:29

Kitgum Health Department To Trace Infants Who Missed TB Immunization Rose Mary Ayaa 1

Rose Mary Ayaa, the Senior Nursing Officer Kitgum General Hospital explains tracing the infants will involve reviewing the Health Information System at the hospital and lower health facilities to establish those who missed out on the immunisation.
12:55
12:55

Experts Decry Constant Shortage of Contraceptives 1

According to Robina Biteyi, the Executive Director White Ribbon Alliance, there are no implants at the National Medical Stores. She said other challenges that are constantly faced include shipping delays and manufacturing challenges with the supply of injectable contraceptives which are also the most popular in Uganda.
13:09
13:09

Uganda’s Health Centres Cannot Manage Non Communicable Diseases -Study Ministry of Health 1 5

The study shows that 60 per cent of health centres did not have knowledge about Non-Communicable Diseases, drugs to treat or even equipment required to handle specific ailments.
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