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Government free masks to have manufacturer logos

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has directed manufacturers to label, all government face masks with their company logos. The directive comes amidst numerous complaints about the poor quality of free masks recently distributed by the government.  Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said on Monday …

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Lira regional hospital gets 10 ICU beds

Lira,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Regional Referral Hospital has received 10 ICU beds from the Ministry of Health. Two other beds were also given to Lira University Hospital.   Each of the ICU beds has a ventilator to aid breathing for patients and oxygen supply systems, among other specialised systems. …

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Health minister decries absenteeism at Kawempe Hospital

Kampala,, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng is revamping supervision at Kawempe National Referral Hospital in the wake of complaints of doctors who turn up but don’t work and others that choose to completely stay away but continue drawing salaries.  Speaking at the launch of the refurbished …

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WHO recommends mass testing for COVID-19 in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a second round of mandatory mass testing for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Amuru District. The recommendation follows a situation assessment conducted by a team of case management consultants headed by Dr Michael Mawanda to devise stringent measures for …

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Mulago hospital boss disclaims COVID-19 remarks

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Mulago Hospital Executive Director Dr Byarugaba Baterena has disowned remarks that he called for the total lifting of the COVID-19 restrictions.  Dr Byarugaba was this week quoted by the media calling for the suspension of COVID-19 restrictions on account that COVID-19 has turned out to …

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Six million face masks so far distributed

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 6 million out of the required 30 million face masks have so far been distributed by the government in 20 districts.  The districts include Amuru, Kyotera, Buikwe, Ntungamo, Soroti, Arua, Adjumani, Isingiro, Masaka, Mbarara, Lira, Yumbe, Gulu, Moyo, Hoima, Rakai, Busia, Tororo, Kakumiro, …

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Parliament summons three ministers for flouting COVID-19 regulations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has summoned three ministers accused of flouting Covid19 preventive procedures. They are Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, Micro Finance State Minister, Haruna Kasolo and the Kampala State Minister, Benny Namugwanya.   The decision to summon the ministers came after legislators accused them during plenary of …

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