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Lack of ambulance services in Kapchorwa hinder referral of patients

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lack of ambulances at Kapchorwa hospital is hindering the referral of patients. Siraje Masai, the District Health Officer, says that they struggle to ensure timely referral of cases to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. He says that the only ambulance at the hospital is grounded …

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Museveni calls for training of marine engineers

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reiterated the need for Busoga University to teach marine engineering and related courses. He made the statement after commissioning 12 marine ambulances at the Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF marine base in Entebbe. The event took place on Friday, May …

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Ministry of Health warns on mismanagement of ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has raised concern about the mismanagement of ambulances. According to statistics by the Ministry, there are 178 functional ambulances and 50 are run by the local governments, against a set target of 460 ambulances. But, even the few that are …

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Health ministry to phase out type A ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All ambulances categorized as Type One will soon be banned from carrying patients, according to the Minister of Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng. Aceng who was speaking at a function to receive a donation of three ambulances from Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency on …

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Ministry of health starts installing trackers in ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has hired a company from India to install GPS trackers in all government ambulances. The development comes amidst misuse of the ambulances that became more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic where several reports indicated drivers were carrying non-patients amidst transport restrictions. …

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Health ministry to install tracking devices in ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has said it will install tracking devices in all ambulances to ensure efficiency in services. According to the commissioner emergency medical services, John Baptist Waniaye Nambohe, the devices will help the ministry track the movements of the ambulances, fuel consumption and …

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Mukono Covid-19 taskforce declines to operationalize party branded ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono district Covid-19 taskforce has declined to operationalize ambulances donated by politicians bearing their pictures and political party colours. The taskforce reached the decision after Mukono District Health Officer-DHO Steven Mulindwa informed the members that the District Woman Member of Parliament Hanifah Nabukeera had donated an …

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