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Uganda needs 300 more health facilities -Ministry of Health

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry needs to construct an additional 300 health facilities so as to extend quality health care services to all Ugandans. According to the Health Ministry, there is need to increase the number of General hospitals, health center IVs and IIIs if …

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Drones to deliver blood supplies to hospitals by March, 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Some hospitals in Kampala will have their blood supplies delivered by drones by March 2020, thanks to a government nod to an initiative by Ugandan German innovator John Goslino.   Goslino’s blood connect project secured government approval through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Although …

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Insurance premiums to increase as players cater for fraud

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Ugandans and companies buying insurance policies will likely pay higher premiums after insurance companies discovered widespread fraud by hospitals and some customers in the medical insurance side. The increased premium cost is a direct impact of fraud in insurance with insurers moving to cover that …

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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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THE WEEK: Medical equipment to be assessed for standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team from General Electric, an American multinational that deals in among others healthcare equipment arrived  in the country on Jan.14 to conduct an assessment of the status of medical equipment in Regional Referral Hospitals, General Hospitals and Health centres. This assessment will facilitate …

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THIS WEEK: Police deploys 16 doctors in hospitals

THIS WEEK: Police deploys 16 doctors in hospitals Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | To fill the vacuum created by the doctors’ industrial action started early in the month, the Uganda Police has deployed 16 doctors to different facilities in addition to opening their facilities to the public. Revealing this, Police …

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