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Medics urge Parliament to push for salary increment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has asked Parliament to push for salary increment for doctors and other scientists as directed by President Yoweri Museveni. Citing a Presidential letter and the President’s public addresses on Covid-19, Dr. Richard Idro, the President of the  Association said there is …

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Private healthcare providers cast doubt on UDB credit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private healthcare professionals have said that the directive by President Yoweri Museveni to add them to the list of businesses that can benefit from the credit facility under Uganda Development Bank (UDB) is not a solution to their financing problems. Over the weekend, President Museveni …

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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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