Tuesday , May 11 2021


health news

Medical interns announce strike over allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Medical Interns will go on strike next week if the government does not address their demands. The interns want the government to increase their monthly allowance from  900,000 to the minimum wage of a U4 doctor which stands at 3 million Shillings. In a statement …

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Nurses call off strike after govt commits Shs 45bn to lunch

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Nurses and midwives under their umbrella organization the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council  have called off their impending strike after coming to an agreement with government. The strike was called off after government committed to allocating 44.9 billion Shillings  that will go towards providing a …

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Mental health activists decry shortage of psychiatrists

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Mental health activists are concerned about the inadequate number of psychiatrists in Uganda. They say that the shortage of psychiatrists in mental health facilities in the country has greatly affected the provision of mental health services and denied several clients from accessing or getting adequate …

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Justice Kisakye flies abroad for medical check up

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Supreme Court Judge, Justice Dr Esther Kisakye has flown out of the country for a medical check-up, the Judiciary has revealed.  According to the Judiciary Public Relations Officer Jamson Karemani, Kisakye sought permission from Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo to go for the check-up in a …

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Newborn screening program for sickle cell launched at Lira hospital

  Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has launched the Consortium on Newborn Screening in Africa-CONSA, a network that seeks to demonstrate the benefits of newborn screening and early interventions for children with sickle cell disease, for the Lango sub-region. CONSA will combine newborn screening and early intervention using …

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