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Kyanamukaka healthc IV operates without anesthetist

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Kyanamukaka health center IV in Masaka district is struggling to conduct surgeries due to the absence of an anesthetist.  Dr. Joseph Katungi, the in Charge of Kyanamukaka health center IV, says although they have a doctor that can conduct surgeries, they lack of an anesthetist, …

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Continuous use of hand sanitizer makes skin dry, itchy-Experts

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The use of hand sanitiser has become a norm because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of the alcohol-based sanitiser is one of the preventive measures that the Ministry of health recommends for safeguarding against COVID-19 infection. With the increase in COVID-19 cases in the …

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PWDs in Kasese struggle to access health services

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |People living with disabilities- PDWs in Kasese District are struggling to access health services.   Many are equally without financial abilities to hire transportation services to access health centres.  Charles Ndobya from Nyabugando village, Mpondwe Lhubiriha town council says accessing health services becomes a challenge especially …

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City bus operators cheating commuters despite abandoning SOPs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Some bus operators within the Kampala suburbs are still charging high transport fares despite abandoning the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by the Health Ministry to halt the transmission of the coronavirus. The transport fares doubled after Ministry of health directed transporters to carry half of …

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