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Two hospitals in Delhi get bomb threat

NEW DELHI | Xinhua | Two government-run hospitals in Delhi received a bomb threat on Sunday, triggering evacuations in both facilities. Personnel belonging to the Delhi Police, the Delhi Fire Services and the local disaster management force were carrying out security checks inside the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri and …

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Public service allows hospitals to recruit critical staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has been cleared to recruit critical staff in national and regional referral hospitals despite the ban on recruitment. The Public Service Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Catherine Bitarakate in a letter to her counterpart at the Health to Health Ministry, Diana Atwine said …

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Aceng begs for electricity for hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng, has begged parliament to help connect hospitals to industrial power lines in another sign of neglect for the health sector. “The Ministry of Energy is aware. All the hospitals need three-phase transformers but are connected to one-phase transformers. My …

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When hospitals become prisons

Debate rages over case of newborn baby detained for 4-months Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A case of a health facility detaining a patient for failure to pay a medical bill is once again in the news and the courts. This time, it is a couple suing a high end …

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UHF: Private hospitals drowning in unpaid debts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF), an umbrella body for private healthcare providers has expressed the need for an efficient strategy that enables clients pay their due medical bills without creating an unnecessary strain with service providers. Speaking to URN in an interview on Thursday, …

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30 expectant mothers, anaemic pilgrims rushed to hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 30 pilgrims with life-threatening conditions have been swiftly transported to various hospitals from the Catholic martyr’s shrines. Prize Tayebwa, the manager of the Kampala West Red Cross Branch, reported that the affected pilgrims, predominantly women, were suffering from high blood pressure, anemia, and …

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Over 20 medical interns arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have blocked medical interns from holding a press conference pushing for deployment by the Ministry of Health. The interns had gathered at Mulago guest house Monday morning, where they had called journalists to discuss the need for deployment to different medical facilities. However, …

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Hospitals barred from detaining patients over medical billls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has again ruled that the practice of private hospitals detaining patients who fail to pay their medical bills is illegal. In a case filed by the Center for Health, Human Rights, and Development-CEHURD and Mugerwa Raymond, suing through his father …

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