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Aceng begs for electricity for hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng, has begged parliament to help connect hospitals to industrial power lines in another sign of neglect for the health sector. “The Ministry of Energy is aware. All the hospitals need three-phase transformers but are connected to one-phase transformers. My …

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544 ambulances for emergency response – Aceng

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says her ministry requires 544 emergency vehicles to improve emergency response across the country. She says if availed, the vehicles will boost intra-facility and inter-facility transfer of patients as well as quick response to disasters, and epidemics …

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Gov’t to retable National Health Insurance bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Health has revealed that the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill will be re-tabled. The Bill was on 31st March 2021 passed by Parliament but President Yoweri Museveni declined to assent to it due to disagreements among some stakeholders. It was then reported …

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EBOLA: Gov’t to transport learners in districts under lock down

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Sports will transport learners from and to Kasanda and Mubende districts for their holidays when the term closes. The two districts are in lockdown announced by the government to contain the spread of …

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Nine Ebola cases confirmed in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has confirmed nine cases of Ebola in the Greater Kampala region. This brings the total number of patients in the capital to 14 within the last 48 hours. Earlier, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said five cases had been isolated in …

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High cost of Covid-19 test at airport irks MP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kween County MP, Abdi Fadhil Chemaswet has asked the Ministry of Health to review the high cost of mandatory Covid-19 PCR test conducted at Entebbe International Airport. The test costs US$65 which the MP said is a scheme that only benefits private laboratories stationed at the …

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Administration of oaths underway for new members of parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The administration of oath for members-elect of the eleventh parliament has kicked off this morning at the Parliamentary buildings in Kampala. The process, scheduled to end on Thursday, May 20, will see parliament welcome the highest number of legislators having moved from 426 to 529 in …

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