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No COVID-19 tests on learners as schools re-open

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As government prepares to re-open schools in the country starting with candidate classes later this month, the health ministry has said it will not be carrying out mandatory testing for all learners before they restart school. This comes after government said that all finalists at …

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Bickering over Mukono hospital hurts patients

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Be careful what you ask for, the saying goes, for you might get it. That is what has caused anguish to authorities of Mukono municipality who lobbied and pushed for the elevation of their health centre IV to a hospital. To their dismay when …

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Lira regional hospital gets 10 ICU beds

Lira,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Regional Referral Hospital has received 10 ICU beds from the Ministry of Health. Two other beds were also given to Lira University Hospital.   Each of the ICU beds has a ventilator to aid breathing for patients and oxygen supply systems, among other specialised systems. …

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Govt clears 300 domestic workers to return from Saudi Arabia

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  government has finally cleared a flight to bring back 300 domestic workers from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, July 28th.  This comes days after the Permanent Secretary for the health ministry, Dr. Diana Atwine informed the parliamentary committee on Government Assurances that the Saudi government …

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Health Ministry seeks UGX 465bn for Covid-19 fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is seeking 465 Billion shillings for COVID-19 intervention. According to the Ministry Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine, 240 Billion shillings is required for test kits and laboratory consumables, 100 billion for personal protective equipment, 72 billion for oxygen equipment and consumables and …

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