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NDA closes drug outlets over illegal operations

  Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority- NDA has closed down more than 600 drug outlets over illegal operations.  Dr. James Tamale who heads regions at the NDA says that apart from operating without licenses and being run by unqualified individuals, many of the medicines that they …

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900 residents hit by water scarcity in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 residents of Tee-Ladwong village in Patiko Sub County, Gulu District are in dire need of clean and safe water. Several water sources especially shallow wells and spring wells in the area have either dried up due to the dry season or contaminated by …

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Health experts worried about school re-opening

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Health experts are worried that the reopening of educational institutions for non-candidate might trigger a surge in COVID-19 cases if schools do not fully adhere to the required Standard Operating Procedures -SOPs. During the first phase of re-opening, schools were required to put in place …

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Teachers, parents welcome school reopening nod

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists, teachers and parents have welcomed a move by the government to end the closure of schools after almost a year of limited activity. The schools were closed in March 2020, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease, an ailment which, according to experts, spreads faster …

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Heart institute renews call for more equipment, expansion

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) is overwhelmed by the numbers of people seeking treatment, yet it’s operating in very limited space and using inadequate equipment.  The issue came up as the heart institute, received an Electrocardiogram (ECG) machine from the Rotary Club of Nsangi. The …

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One dead, another unconscious after drinking hand sanitizer in Agago

Agago, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A 38-year-old man in Agago District has been confirmed dead while his colleague is unconscious and battling for his life after reportedly drinking undiluted alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Johnson Omona, a porter at Kaket Health Center II in Lapono Sub-county died on Sunday afternoon while being referred …

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