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State House investigates rot in deployment of medical interns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDETNT | The State House Anti-corruption Unit is investigating allegations of bribery in the deployment of medical interns. Seven medical interns were scheduled for interrogation on Thursday in the continuing investigation into concerns of corruption and bribery within medical internship deployment by the The invited interns are …

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PS Atwine rallies support for National Health Insurance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has laid down the case for the need for a National Health Insurance Scheme for Uganda, saying it is the only way all Ugandans would be able to access affordable and quality health services. The Permanent Secretary, Diana Atwine, says her …

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MoH Ps makes U-Turn on upgrading Barjobi Health Centre III

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health has withdrawn a letter she wrote confirming the upgrade of Barjobi Health Centre III to IV instead of Okwang Health Centre III. On November 14, Dr Atwine wrote to the Chief Administrative Officer of …

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Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Kampala- Prof. Kaleebu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has detected the Indian COVID-19 variant in Kampala. According to officials from the Ministry of Health, the variant also referred to as -B.1.617 was detected from travelers returning from Indian. The variant was picked up after the travelers went …

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95% of Entebbe national isolation centre renovation works complete- MOH

 Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  At least 95 percent of the renovation works at National Isolation Centre in Entebbe are complete, the Ministry of Health-MOH has revealed. Patrick Rubongoya, the project manager, says the remaining works including the remodelling of the former tuberculosis ward, floor works, painting and fixing machines …

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Entebbe hospital to remain closed to public – MOH

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health -MOH has said the Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital will not re-open to the general public this month, as earlier planned.  Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of MOH, told Uganda Radio Network (URN) on Monday that the ministry has asked the …

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NMS completes distribution of over 28M mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Medical Stores-NMS has completed the distribution of 28.4 million long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets across the country.  The nets were distributed to 2,051 sub-counties in the 8 months long campaign. In 2019, the Ministry of Health tasked NMS to handle the procurement, storage …

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Uganda will not halt Use of AstraZeneca vaccine-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ministry of Health will not halt the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, saying no severe effects have been reported.  This follows the suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine in several countries including the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on grounds that some of the people …

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