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East Africa’s terrorism hotspots

An expert examines the roots and solutions Uganda has had a string of terror attacks lately. The most recent bombings took place in Kampala’s central business district and were claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Tensions have been increasing across the border too, in Kenya. The government has instructed …

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Cost of COVID-19 critical care

Are private health facilities profiteering from pandemic? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The high cost of critical care has become a major issue since the Delta variant of the Coronavirus swept through Uganda leaving behind thousands of deaths and financially deprived families. When it hit, public hospitals where treatment …

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Lira hospital intensive care unit lacking specialists

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Intensive Care Unit-ICU at Lira Hospital is operating without specialized staff. A report presented to the Parliamentary COVID-19 Task Force shows that the ICU has 3 doctors, 2 medical officers, 2 specialist ICU nurses and 6 support staff. An ideal intensive care unit requires …

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Jinja hospital to expand intensive care unit

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Intensive Care Unit at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital will be expanded to create more space for the increasing number of critically ill patients. A total of 32 COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital’s ICU between May 2020 and April 2021. Of these, 26 …

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NSSF to release savings to Covid-19 patients

Patients undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at an intensive care unit (ICU) can now partially access their NSSF savings Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Savers with the National Social Security Fund can now partially access their savings should they be undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at an intensive care unit (ICU). The NSSF says …

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