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Ministry of Health to elevate Kayunga general hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine has said that there are plans to elevate Kayunga general hospital to a regional referral hospital after renovation of the facility. Government secured 70 billion shillings to renovate and expand the hospital. Arab …

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44 COVID patients discharged from Entebbe Hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital has today discharged 44 patients who have recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the second biggest number of recovered patients being discharged in a day from one facility since Uganda recorded its first case on March 21. On Monday, …

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Ministry of Health launches mosquito net distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has launched the distribution exercise of free mosquito nets across the country. The exercise will start next week until the end of the year. So far, only 4.5 million mosquito nets out of the 27 million have been procured. The …

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MPs demand COVID-19 test

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several legislators are demanding to be tested for Covid-19 because of their exposure to the public. This comes a few days after government announced plans to test all ministers for Covid-19 given the fact that they have been involved in the interventions to combat …

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Telemedicine providers struggle to get clients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Last week, the Health Ministry launched two mobile apps meant to ease access to medical care. While the ‘Call the Clinic’ app is solely meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 by offering a platform to contact surveillance teams or trace contacts of positive …

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Ministry of Health recieves PPE donation worth UGX 3.1Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has received Personal Protective Equipment-PPE worth 3.1 billion Shillings, thanks to the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches. The donation which comes amidst crises for PPE from health workers includes 1500 boxes of gloves, 4200 boxes of N95 masks, overalls, …

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Ugandans want to try masks on before buying

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has warned that persons who do not comply with a directive on wearing masks will be apprehended. The caution comes a day after the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng signed an instrument to enforce the compulsory wearing of masks …

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