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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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Minister Aceng, Musasizi face off over drug stock-outs in hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng and her counterpart, Henry Musasizi, the State Minister for Finance in charge of General Duties have disagreed in Parliament over factors occasioning stock out of essential drug supplies in hospitals. During plenary sitting on Wednesday, Dr. Aceng presented …

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Coronavirus hospitalizations surge in Italy

Rome, Italy | Xinhua |  Hospitalizations due to coronavirus are on the rise again in Italy, according to official data released on Monday. This could signal a potential surge in cases during the upcoming winter. The Gimbe Foundation, a health monitoring entity, said that the number of patients in intensive …

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Leaders in Kigezi renew demand for hospital in Rubanda, Rukungiri

  Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Kigezi are demanding the establishment of a government hospital in the districts of Rubanda, Rukiga, and Rukungiri. The leaders argue that due to the lack of government hospitals in the three districts, all Covid-19 patients that need special management are taken to …

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