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Hundreds flock Lira hospital for free eye treatment

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 people with different eye problems have turned up for free eye checkups and cataract surgery at Lira Regional Referral Hospital. The three days camp that started on Sunday is aimed at offering free eye health care to the community of Lango. It …

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Lira hospital faulted over failure to recruit specialists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have ordered the Director of Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Dr John Stephen Obbo, to provide evidence for non-absorption of Shs1.5 billion ring-fenced for hiring of medical specialists. Legislators who sit on the Public Accountants Committee (PAC-Central) are concerned that a number of hospitals …

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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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Lira hospital expands Covid-19 treatment centre

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira hospital has expanded the COVID-19 treatment centre following a surge in the number of cases. The current treatment centre can admit only 30 patients however it is stretched with five additional patients. This has forced asymptomatic patients to seek treatment under the home based …

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Lira hospital management tasked to explain failure to recruit staff

Lira, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Regional Referral Hospital has been tasked to explain the failure to utilize 665 million Shillings allocated for the recruitment of staff. The hospital only spent 8.9 billion Shillings out of a total budget of 8.23 billion Shillings allocated during the financial year 2018/2019. But …

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MPs probe delayed completion of Lira hospital staff housing project

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament have reprimanded the director of Lira Regional Referral Hospital Dr Stephen Obbo for the delayed completion of a 2.7 billion Shillings staff housing project. Dr Obbo appeared before the committee on Monday to respond to queries in …

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