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Kawempe hospital director decries understaffing, congestion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kawempe National Referral Hospital is struggling to address the congestion at the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit. The unit has more than one hundred premature and neonates admitted, in addition, up to 70 mothers deliver at the facility daily. Dr Nehemia Katusiime, the hospital executive director …

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Three nurses arrested for alleged theft of drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three nurses of Kawempe hospital have been arrested for allegedly stealing drugs. They were arrested on Thursday by a team of detectives from the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and the police. The head of the Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit, Col Edith Nakalema identified the suspects as …

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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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Mulago impersonator arrested at Kawempe Hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kampala are holding a man accused of masquerading as a medical doctor from Mulago National Referral Hospital to extort money from patients at Kawempe Referral hospital. Acleo Byamukama was arrested on Tuesday morning in a joint security operation involving detectives from the Statehouse …

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Mole pregnancies becoming common- Gynecologist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kawempe Regional Referral Hospital is recording an increase in the number of women with baby-less pregnancies. Also known as molar pregnancy, the condition represents an abnormality of the placenta caused by genetic errors in cell multiplication during the fertilization process. As a result, it leads …

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Steroid misuse more dangerous than Hydroquinone- Specialist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | At the Neonatal Unit of Kawempe National Referral Hospital, a lady who declines to be named sells baby moisturizers and soaps to mothers. But they have one strict instruction; to either carry them in their handbags as they move out or conceal them in …

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Kawempe, Mulago hospitals to continue measles-rubella vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Health has designated three hospitals to continue the Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign. They are Kawempe Regional Referral hospital, Mulago National Referral and the Kampala Capital City Authority health centre. According to the health ministry, the posts have been set up to enable …

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Kawempe Hospital disregarding maternal death audits-Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kawempe Hospital obstetrics and gynecology department has not conducted maternal death audits over the last two years. Data picked from the district health information software shows that the department, housed under the National Referral Hospital, has the highest number of mothers and neonates …

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