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MPs launch support fund for health workers managing Covid-19

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Western region parliamentary taskforce on Covid-19 has launched a support financial campaign titled “Rodney Fund” to facilitate purchase of drugs for health workers who contract Covid-19 while on duty in Kabale district. The Rodney Fund is named after Rodney Tabaruka, the senior pharmacist in …

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Prosecutors demand for Covid-19 risk allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Association of Prosecutors-UAP, an umbrella that brings together all the State Attorneys dealing in the criminal matters in the country wants to be given Covid-19 risk allowances. According to the press statement issued by the Secretary General of the Association Arthurton Kukundakwe and …

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COVID-19: Museveni address set for Saturday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation at 8pm on Saturday on the status of the ongoing 42-day lockdown and measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic. He on July 18 reinstated  some of last year’s tough COVID-19 measures, including a lockdown. According to President Museveni, the …

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High ambulance costs unavoidable – Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The high ambulance costs associated with transporting COVID-19 patients are unavoidable according to the Ministry of Health. On the open market, it costs Shillings 360,000 to transport a COVID-19 patient within Kampala. In other parts of the country, private service providers such as City Ambulances …

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Cost of COVID-19 critical care

Are private health facilities profiteering from pandemic? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The high cost of critical care has become a major issue since the Delta variant of the Coronavirus swept through Uganda leaving behind thousands of deaths and financially deprived families. When it hit, public hospitals where treatment …

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Tanzania steps up measures against COVID-19

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian health authorities on Sunday announced measures aimed at reinforcing precaution against COVID-19 amid a surge of cases in the third wave of the pandemic. Abel Makubi, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, announced suspension …

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