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16:30
16:30

Store for New Vaccines to Open in August - Minister Aceng 1

The $7.6million project that is being completed using funds secured from donors, Global Fund and the global vaccines body GAVI, the Vaccines Alliance was supposed to be up and running by August 2019 having started works in 2017. But, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says the project has been delayed by the coronavirus disease pandemic which caused halts with lockdowns.
17:39
17:39

Chinese National, 47 Others Arrested for Drug Fraud Ministry of Health 1 2 Top story

Dr. Medard Bitekyerezo, the NDA Board Chairperson, says something needs to be done to revise the NDA law so that harsh punishments are given to criminals like Weiliang.
13:03
13:03

UBTS Explains Blood Crisis hiv 1 Top story

Dr. Dorothy Kyeyune, the Executive Director, UBTS, says the crisis has been on for the last two weeks and that all regional blood collections centers are affected.
19:00
19:00

Mothers of Nodding Victims Receive UGX 10 Million nodding disease 1

The money is meant to support mothers in Odek sub-county Omoro district. It will be put in the womens Savings and Credit group where the women can borrow and save.
11:45
11:45

Kisomoro Health Center Hit By Drug Stock Out district 2

The acting Health Center in Charge, Sarah Kabaranzi, says they dont have drugs for common medical conditions like Sexually Transmitted Diseases - STDs, respiratory Tract Infections and supplies like cannulas.
15:31
15:31

Dr Jotham Musinguzi to Head National Medical Stores Board 1

Dr Musinguzi, who currently serves as Director General the National Population Council NPC, will lead a board of 15 members, among them former health minister Dr Christine Ondoa, Dr Medard Bitekyerezo the head of the National Drug Authority Board, Laban Mulamuko and Beatrice Amongi Lagada.
15:38
15:38

Mulago Hospital Runs Out of Rotavirus Vaccine resident 2 4

Enock Kusasira, the spokesperson Mulago National Referral Hospital has confirmed the stock out, saying they expect to receive another consignment by next week.
10:37
10:37

New Guidelines on Disposal of Expired Drugs Stir Uproar medical supplies 2

The guidelines which were recently sent to District Health Officials indicating that the Local Governments will bear the cost of destroying expired drugs. The district will pay 565,000 Shillings to NMS for every 1000 kilograms of expired drugs. The money covers the cost of collection, transport and destruction.
13:48
13:48

Shortage Of Drugs Affecting Cancer Institute - Dr Orem 2

Dr. Ajeani says that when cancer patients cannot access the right kind of medication that they need, so many of them are left helpless with no other option but to procure the drugs from elsewhere.On the open market, cancer medication ranges from Ugx 45,000 to 500,000 a month depending the type of cancer being treated and what regimen of drugs is being used.
18:13
18:13

National Identity Card to Be Used for Free Yellow Fever Vaccination ura tax payers week 2

Dan Kimosho, the NMS Public Relations Officer, says all one needs to present when they show up for vaccination is their national identity card.
07:44
07:44

Medics Turn Away Patients Citing Lack of Surgical Gloves 3

Esther Nambozo, an attendant to a patient in the Acute ward told URN that she took blood samples to the main laboratory for testing but was turned away due to lack of gloves.
10:07
10:07

Soroti Hospital Spends Three Months Without Gloves 1 1 Top story

Paul Ajuk, the Senior Administrator, Soroti Regional Referral Hospital has confirmed the stockouts of gloves, saying they always experience shortages towards the end of the financial year.
18:38
18:38

Drug Shortage Hits Mityana District mityana hospital 2

An acute drug shortage has hit health facilities in Mityana district, leaving thousands of patients stranded without proper medication.
10:01
10:01

Soroti Regional Referral Hospital Runs Out of Specimen Bottles 1

Laboratory technicians clearly indicate on the medical forms of patients referred to them for examination, that there are no specimen bottles.
07:30
07:30

Soroti Regional Hospital lacks Testing Reagents for Typhoid

Batiibwe said that when he was transferred to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital two years ago, he found out that the hospital was not testing for typhoid. Emmanuel Batiibwe, the director of Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, has confirmed.
05:16
05:16

NMS to Routinely Quantify Expired Drugs 2

The National Medical Stores (NMS) has resolved to have a monthly routine of quantifying expired drugs and collecting them.
05:29
05:29

Kabarole Health Centres Lacking TB Drugs tuberculosis 1

The lack of TB drugs at health centres has forced patients to travel long distances to Fort Portal referral hospital.
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