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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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Health ministry to conduct fresh COVID-19 community survey

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health is planning to carry out another community survey to ascertain where COVID-19 undetected cases in the country might be. This comes after pockets of positive cases were detected in different parts of the country with new community cases reported in parts …

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Health ministry explains UVRI COVID-19 funding

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine has said that the lengthy process for a government entity to avail funds to another stopped the direct provision of COVID-19 funds to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). The explanation follows a statement by the …

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COVID-19: Health experts warn of more cases in coming weeks

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandans should expect more Covid19 positive cases and possible deaths, according to health experts. Although Uganda has been reporting several Covid19 cases since March, 2020, health officials say the pandemic has just arrived in the country. The officials say positive Covid19 cases are set …

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36 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  36 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 593. The new cases were part of 1,310 samples that were tested on Friday. All the new cases are Ugandan contacts to people who have already tested positive …

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All ministers to be tested for COVID-19

  Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  All ministers especially those who attend cabinet meetings will undergo COVID-19 testing before they can attend the weekly sessions. According to the health ministry, testing of the ministers begun yesterday and continued today at the office of the Prime Minister. On the first day …

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36 new cases of COVID-19 Confirmed

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country now stands at 317 after 36 new cases were recorded from tests conducted on Thursday. The new cases comprise 24 truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu, Malaba and Lia points of entry. At …

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