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Shortage of medical supplies cripples services at Kitgum hospital

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Insufficient essential drugs and medical supplies are crippling health service delivery at Kitgum General Hospital. According to reports from the hospital administrators, the health facility has for long been faced with a shortage of drugs and other medical supplies which include x-ray films, surgical and examination …

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Malaria claimed 60 lives in Kitgum district during lockdown

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 60 people have died from severe malaria in Kitgum district over the last six months according to data obtained from the district health department. The mortality which was highest among infants below five years reportedly escalated between March and June when the government …

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Health workers abandon duty at Kitgum general hospital

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least six health workers from Pandwong health centre III who were temporarily working at Kitgum general hospital have abandoned the duty station. The health workers had been incorporated among staffs of Kitgum general hospital in April this year after the district COVID-19 taskforce …

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Kitgum resumes equipping Covid-19 treatment centre

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district health authorities have embarked on equipping the COVID-19 treatment center at Kitgum General Hospital following a surge in COVID-19 positives cases in Gulu district. Health Officials note that the surge in numbers of COVID-19 patients in Gulu coupled with an already overstretched …

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2,000 people suffering from epilepsy in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  At least some 2,076 people in Kitgum district are suffering from epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent epileptic seizures. The figure compiled since 2012 to 2019 indicates the disease burden is high among rural communities of Labongo Amida and Labongo Akwang sub-counties. Barbra Rose …

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Space crisis hits Kitgum general hospital

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kitgum General Hospital is struggling with a challenge of accommodating the growing number of patients turning up for treatment. Health officials at Kitgum General Hospital reveal that some patients who are admitted sometimes end up sleeping on the floor due to limited beds. The most affected are …

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Kitgum hospital hit by power outages

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kitgum General Hospital management have decried the persistent power outage experienced in the region. For months, the region has had endless power outage with Kitgum District, in particular, experiencing almost daily blackout. Bezy Omoya, the Kitgum General Hospital’s Senior Administrator says that the power blackouts …

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