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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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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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‘They are the heroes now’ — virus doctors join racism protests

New York, United States | AFP |  New York nurses and doctors, hailed as heroes for fighting the coronavirus outbreak, are denouncing racial segregation in the public health system by joining the George Floyd protests. Wearing masks, hospital scrubs and other personal protective equipment like face visors, about a hundred-something medical …

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MSF doctors return to Guinea to fight virus

Conakry, Guinea | AFP |  Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reopened its Ebola-era hospital in Guinea, only four years since that epidemic ended, as coronavirus cases soar in the West African state. The country is struggling to curb the virus, despite enacting imposing travel restrictions and a night-time curfew, raising fears …

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