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Tororo general hospital battling blood shortage

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tororo General Hospital is struggling with unstable blood supply. According to the hospital administrators, the shortage is leading to an increase in infant deaths and also affects the lower health facilities. Records indicate that Tororo General hospital from the start of the financial year has …

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Experts call for law to stop selling of blood

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS) has called for enactment of a law to stop staff from public and private health facilities from selling blood to the public because it hinders blood collection. Samuel Davis Wante, a Clinical Team Leader at Nakasero Blood Bank …

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MOH: 90% of Health Center IVs cannot offer blood transfusion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health says only 10% of Health Center IVs in Uganda can offer blood transfusion services. Although Health Center IVs are supposed to conduct surgeries such as the caesarian section births in addition to treating conditions such as malaria which sometimes requires …

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Busolwe general hospital battling blood shortage

Butaleja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an acute shortage of blood at Busolwe General Hospital in Butaleja district. The Hospital Medical Superintendent, Dr. Innocent Musiime, says that they have been battling blood shortage for the past three months amidst an increase in malaria cases. He says that only 4 …

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LOKECH: Postmortem report indicates blood clot

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The death of the Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Gen Paul Lokech was caused by a blood clot, a postmortem report indicates.  Lokech died on Saturday morning at his home in Buwate, Kira Municipality in Wakiso District. According to the police, the post-mortem was …

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Blood shortage hits St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu is facing a severe blood shortage leaving patients in dire need of blood transfusion services. Dr Venice Omona, the in-charge of the Paediatrics Ward says that the most affected departments include the casualty ward, maternity and children ward. Omona …

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Mbale Regional blood bank runs out of blood again

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Mbale regional blood bank in Mbale has run out of blood again for the second time since the COVID-19 lockdown started in March this year. The regional blood bank suffered the first blood shortage few weeks after the closure of schools and suspension of public …

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