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Buyiga island residents stuck with COVID-19 patient

Mpigi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Buyiga Island in Nkozi Sub County, Mpigi district are stuck with a COVID0-19 patient, a day after he was confirmed positive. The victim received a phone call from the Health Ministry on Wednesday instructing him to isolate from his family, community and wear …

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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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Little sisters of Mary Immaculate Gulu celebrate pentecost sunday

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate Gulu on Sunday held celebrations to commemorate the Pentecost Sunday. The Pentecost Sunday is a holy day when Christians celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit 40 days after Easter. It is also considered the birthday of the Christian church. …

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Mpigi district wants health center IV elevated to hospital status

Mpigi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Health authorities in Mpigi District are mooting for the elevation of Nakasongola health centre IV to a hospital status to improve service delivery.  The Health Center receives an average of 800 patients every month. It also attends to accident victims along the Kampala-Masaka Highway.   It …

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Seven more laboratories accredited for COVID-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven laboratories have been added onto the testing network for COVID-19 in the country. Until yesterday, the country was only using the Entebbe based Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI to conduct COVID-19 tests. The  new centres include Makerere University’s department of microbiology and immunology, National Health …

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More than 100 Hoima teachers tested for COVID-19

Godfrey Sserwanja, the Hoima District Education officer-DEO told Uganda Radio network that they approached the Rapid Assessment survey team to have the teachers tested since the teachers interact with many people more especially the children they teach saying it was crucial for the health ministry to engage teachers in the …

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Covid-19 positive truck driver intercepted in Mukono

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Health Ministry has intercepted the Ugandan truck driver who tested positive for the Corona virus disease-Covid19. The fuso truck driver was intercepted on Saturday evening at a police check point at the Mukono-Jinja- Bugerere road junction on his way from Kampala to Mbale district. …

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