Dr Byarugaba noted that both hospitals whose current expenditure is under Ministry of Health and Mulago National Referral Hospital will become independent starting next financial year 2019/2020 and will have separate votes in the budget.
According to Dr Afayo, on a monthly basis, the department registers at least 60 cases of infertility related complications, majority of which are as a result of worsened reproductive infections that can be prevented.
Patrick Isiagi, Kachumbala County MP, was today grilled by fellow legislators after it emerged that during his tenure at Mulago National Referral Hospital as commissioner of accounts, he diverted about 1.7 billion shillings meant for medical expenses for hospital equipment, to cater for night allowances and construction of staff houses.
According to Dr. John Baptist Mukasa, one of the only four consultants in the country, even though their services in the country are among the most sought after, especially by people with head and brain injuries, the lack of surgeons has placed the strain on them.
Dr. Diana Atwiine, the Director of State House Medicine and Health Service Delivery Monitoring Unit ruffled feathers in a meeting of government health sector departments in Parliament when she lamented that the poor service delivery at Mulago National Referral Hospital. She blamed the mess on gross incompetence and corruption.
The institute is planning to relocate its outpatient facility to the Mwana Mugimu nutritional unit located on the northern side of Mulago National Referral Hospital during the renovation. The general ward and part of its intensive care unit will then be moved to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the home of the Uganda Cancer Institute.
The Committee has been directed to urgently meet officials from the Health Service commission and come up with a report concerning the staff structures in government health facilities. The aim is to address Human resource gaps in the sector while creating opportunities for specialists.
Enock Kusasira, the national referral hospital publicist, denied the reports saying there is no health worker who has put down their tools. He clarified that out of the 1857 staff on the payroll of Mulago Hospital, 1617 were paid their February salary on March 5th. Only 217 workers have not been paid because of the new salary payment system.
According to the auditor generalâ€™s report ending 30th June 2011, the treasury released 2.2 billion shillings in the 2010/2011 financial year for the purchase of a cobalt machine to aid the treatment of cancer patients.
Dr. Robert Kalyesubula, a Nephrologist, describes kidney disease as a death sentence considering at the renal failure stage, the end result is death, unless one goes for dialysis or a transplant which costs a whopping 90 million shillings.