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Gov’t asked to provide universal health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has been urged to start thinking of providing universal healthcare for every Ugandan to deal with pandemics. Speaking on Monday during a zoom discussion organized by the Makerere University Human Rights and Peace Centre [Huripec] Prof. John Jean Barya, the Makerere University law …

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Medical bureaus want community health schemes included in national health insurance bill

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Religious institutions through the Inter-Medical Bureau Coalition have urged Parliament to include community health insurance schemes in the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill, 2019.  The Inter-Medical Bureau Coalition is made up of 4 faith-based bureaus- Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau, Uganda Muslim Medical Bureau, Uganda Orthodox …

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Activists want Patient Rights Law expedited

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health activists have attributed the continued shelving of the Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities Bill which was first tabled in parliament in 2015 to the fear by government to be held accountable when it comes to provision of healthcare. Robinah Kaitiritimba, the executive director Uganda …

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Fraudsters cited in community health insurance scheme

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Impersonation, needless tests and prescribing unnecessary treatments are some of the challenges community health insurance providers are facing in their bid to provide cheap and reliable care to groups. Under the schemes, each individual contributes money ranging between 10,000 and 25,000 Shillings per head …

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Hospitals face termination by insurance companies over fraud

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several hospitals face termination from serving clients who have health insurance policies after insurance companies accused them of fraud. This comes after The Uganda Insurers Association (UIA)-commissioned a fraud survey in 2018/19 financial year that found wide-spread cheating with hospitals putting in fictitious claims. …

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National Health Insurance Scheme Bill approved by cabinet

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill.  The decision was reached at a Uganda Government Cabinet meeting at State House Entebbe on Monday 24th, 2019. According to Sarah Byakika, the Commissioner Planning, Financing and Policy in the Health Ministry, the scheme is …

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National Health Insurance Scheme for Uganda in the offing

Uganda plans to set up a National Health Insurance Scheme subject to passing of the National Health Insurance Bill 2007. In a speech read by the Vice President Edward Ssekandi at the just ended 44th Africa Insurance Organisation meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo last week, President Yoweri Museveni said financing the …

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Health insurance

By Flavia Nassaka Window dressing without real substance On May 14, Davis Mujimu Majwega was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).  A few weeks later, the 18 year old was started on treatment.  Since he is insured, his first medical expenses were taken care …

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