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Medical students to undergo mandatory safety training

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical interns will be required to undergo mandatory safety training when medical schools reopen. This was revealed by Dr Richard Idro, the President of the Uganda Medical Association-UMA who said it’s one of the conditions given for re-opening. While some course units will be conducted …

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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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Private providers want to be intergrated in COVID-19 care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private healthcare providers are calling for the establishment of a health sector commission to coordinate different entities in times of emergencies like the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Ian Clarke, the chairman of the Uganda Healthcare Federation; an organization that brings together private health facilities …

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A quarter of Ugandan adults suffer from hypertension-Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A quarter of Ugandan adults suffer from hypertension most especially people from 40 years of age onwards. This is part of the findings of a study conducted across the country by the Uganda Medical Association. The study indicates that between 27 up to 32% adults …

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Steroid misuse more dangerous than Hydroquinone- Specialist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | At the Neonatal Unit of Kawempe National Referral Hospital, a lady who declines to be named sells baby moisturizers and soaps to mothers. But they have one strict instruction; to either carry them in their handbags as they move out or conceal them in …

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Doctors blame Jinja botched C-section on shortage of specialists

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Several interns deployed in health facilities across the country are not supervised, creating a loophole with far-reaching implications for the sector. This is according to Dr Richard Idro the President of Uganda Medical Association. Dr Idro observes that while more than a hundred specialist …

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