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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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VIDEO: Patients stranded at public hospitals

VIDEO: Patients stranded at public hospitals Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | The strike by Doctors over salaries entered day two on Tuesday with scores of patients at public hospitals stranded. At three government health facilities in Kampala among them Kiruddu and Kawempe general hospitals, only emergency cases were being handled …

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What if more mothers are dying?

New report says government underestimates the true magnitude of maternal, child death in hospitals Sarah Nakaggwa had a clue on what happens when a woman is about to give birth. She was expecting her fifth child. So when she started to notice changes, she and her husband, Moses Mutongole, checked …

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OUT PATIENTS: Mulago hospital closes, shifts to Kiruddu

Starting Monday, most of Mulago’s out-patient clinics will move to the newly built Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Kiruddu hospital in Makindye. This, according to the hospital’s Public Relations Officer Enock Kusasira, is to enable faster renovation of Mulago’s out-patients clinics. “We inform stakeholders and the general public that our …

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Medical error third leading cause of death in US: study

Paris, France | AFP | Medical error is the third largest cause of death in the United States, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ. In 2013, at least 250,000 people died not from the illnesses or injuries that prompted them to seek hospital care but …

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