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15:17
15:17

185 Health Workers Needed As Luweero Hospital Starts Operations essential medicines 2 1

Luweero District Health Officer Doctor Innocent Nkonwa is optimistic that the elevation of the facility and its actual operationalization will help to improve service delivery. Nkonwa adds that currently, the health facility needs to streamline the roles of the available staff to meet the staffing norms of a hospital.
10:37
10:37

Soroti Maternity Ward Remains Redundant Over Shoddy Work soroti district 2

A maternity ward at Awal-wal Health Centre II in Soroti district has remained closed more than a year after its construction. Located in Gweri Sub County, the facility built at the cost of 85 million Shillings in the 2015/2016 financial year has remained non-operational due to substandard construction work. Both the community and local council authority rejected its commissioning in 2016 after realising the facility was built without a placenta disposal pit, drainage lines, bathrooms, attendants kitchen and shelter.
10:06
10:06

Poverty Hindering Proper Sanitation - Busoga Subjects primary health care

Residents in Mayuge district have said that the high poverty levels in the area have hindered their efforts to maintain proper sanitation leading to frequent diseases. Amina Nakyenda told URN that being a widow, she cannot afford basic sanitation practices such as brushing teeth thrice a day.
18:38
18:38

Prison Warders Abandon Dead Inmate in Jinja Hospital drug stock-outs

Medical forms seen by URN indicate that the prisoner known as Byamugisha Ronald, from Mubende district was taken to Jinja hospital by Kirinya prison warders for treatment after suffering from pelvic ulcers and malaria.
12:02
12:02

Health Worker Makes False Report as Accident Victim Rots primary health care 1 4

A health worker at Nakifuma Health Centre III in Mukono district is in the spotlight for reportedly forging a medical report on a boda boda accident victim. Sarah Namakula allegedly made the medical report to police without ever examining the victim, Nsubuga Amiru Mitanda, who suffered a double fracture in his right leg.
06:41
06:41

Ntoroko Primary Health Care Programme Inactive inadequate funding 2

Gerald Musinguzi, the Ntoroko District Health Educator says PHC activities remain inactive due to inadequate funds provided for the programme. Musinguzi explains that only 450 million Shillings is allocated to PHC every financial year. He adds that the funds are used to purchase medical equipment and clear utility bills for health centers.
06:49
06:49

KCCA, Mulago Feud Over Relocation of Patients public health 3 1

Enock Kusasira, the spokesperson Mulago National Referral Hospital, says they intend to move patients to Kawempe and Kiruddu hospitals in February next year as they enter in their second phase of the renovation works.
15:28
15:28

Protests As Ministry Cuts Funding to Lower Health Centers primary health care 1 3

Sam Sserunjogi, the Katikamu Sub county LC 3 chairperson says it is disturbing for the Health Ministry to cut down on the funding for health centers yet they have advocating for more money for a very long time.
14:49
14:49

Uganda Develops Tool to Improve Standards in Private Health Facilities quality health care 1 2

Dr. Okullo says they will first issue the tool in Kampala since the city has more drug shops, clinics and hospitals before they roll it out to the entire country.
16:59
16:59

Apac Hospital In-Charge Probed for Selling Govt Mosquito nets primary health care

Up to 150 Insecticide treated mosquito nets were sent to Alado Health Center II for distribution to expectant mothers in December 2014. The nets were distributed as part of government effort to fight mosquitoes, the major cause of Malaria, a number one killer disease in the country.
12:26
12:26

Work on Lira Medical Workers Offices Resumes primary health care

Lira municipality has received 84 million shillings to complete the construction of a health administration block that has been stalled three years.
11:21
11:21

Traders in Kabale Force Health Minister to Lift Ban on Markets primary health care 2 1

State Minister for primary health care Sarah Aceng Opendi was on Friday held hostage by angry traders at Kabale district head quarters.
12:08
12:08

Lyantonde Hospital Hit by Acute Water Shortage health sector 1

Fausta Tushabe, a midwife at Lyantonde hospital, said that the water crisis has greatly affected the maternity ward where most of the work depends on water. She said that they have been forced to reduce on the number of the times the ward is cleaned in an effort to utilize the little water available.
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