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NDA impounds drugs worth sh150m in Rubaga raid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has confiscated drugs worth over 150 million Shillings in an enforcement operation carried out on unlicensed outlets in Rubaga Division in Kampala. Abiaz Rwamwiri, the authority’s Public Relations Officer told URN that a total of 80 outlets were inspected …

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Medics ask gov’t to set up post COVID-19 clinics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics involved in the treatment of COVID-19 have asked the government to set up follow up clinics. They say the current practice of government discharging patients the moment they test negative leaves many of them experiencing long term effects with no medical care. According to …

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Private clinic owners warned against hiding coronavirus suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of Uganda Private Clinics and Drug Shops Association has warned operators of small clinics and drug shops against hiding and directly offering services to suspected COVID-19 patients. Tension is high in Uganda following the confirmation of 14 COVID-19 cases including an 8-month-old child. …

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Clinics of death

By John Njoroge When children play with healthcare waste, tainted blood, needles The air is pungent with urine, fecal matter and cow dung. The narrow walkways are littered with garbage and stagnant water with barefoot children running around innocently. Others rummage through the garbage piles for items to sell. One …

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