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Dr Atwine frustrated by non-performing commissioners in ministry of health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Dr Diana Atwine has expressed frustration over the continued poor performance of commissioners in the ministry. She says that the commissioners continue being promoted automatically without a review. Atwine who was speaking on Saturday during a meeting organized by …

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Doctors predict spike in patients after lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors working at different hospitals report having a huge drop in both in and outpatients at their respective work stations something that they worry might overwhelm them when President Yoweri Museveni finally lifts the lockdown. The doctors were attending a virtual meeting organized by …

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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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