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Museveni reiterates government commitment to increase doctor’s salary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has met leaders of the Uganda Medical Association over the ongoing sit-down strike demanding for better working conditions. In a statement issued by the Presidential Press Unit, Museveni reiterated his government’s commitment to salary enhancement for medical practitioners and scientists in …

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500,000 babies exposed to polio and tuberculosis at birth-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 500,000 babies in Uganda are exposed to polio and tuberculosis. This is because they are not born in hospitals. When children are born, they are supposed to receive polio zero and Bacillus Calmette–Guérin |(BCG) vaccines which protect against tuberculosis at birth. The vaccines …

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Dealing with brittle bone disease, a patients ordeal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  36-year-old Asher Namatovu suddenly gets her bones broken with every small fall, hit or even when she misses a step.  She got her first fracture at the age of six and has had countless fractures ever since. The latest was her hardest hit episode when …

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Mulago doctors remove knife from man’s head

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors at Mulago hospital have removed a big knife that was stuck in the skull of a man who was attacked by thugs along Nakawa-Kinawataka road and robbed  on Wednesday. Ndakayisenge Emmanuel, a 22 year old employee of Pepsi-Uganda working as a turn boy and …

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State Minister for Cooperatives cautions doctors against greed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Cooperatives Fredrick Ngobi Gume, has cautioned doctors against greed which he says is killing cooperative societies in the country. Gume was speaking during a function where a donation of COVID-19 protective gear was handed over to Kampala Medical and Health …

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Doctors want interns deployed as medical officers on probation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors under their umbrella Uganda Medical Association (UMA) want medical interns to be placed into hospitals as medical officers on probation. UMA president Dr Richard Idro said that the Ministry of Health is setting up a committee to come up with a document on …

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