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Masaka hospital administrators on the spot over extortion

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka Regional Referral Hospital officials are under fire for allegedly condoning extortion by health workers at the facility. The State Minister in Charge of Economic Monitoring, Beatrice Akello Akori, has directed the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and Internal Security Organization-ISO to investigate the complaints of unchecked …

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PAC questions Masaka hospital officials on UGX 2.5Bn maternity project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Masaka Regional Referral Hospital Director, Dr. Nathan Onyachi, has acknowledged failure to seek clearance from the Attorney General for a 2.5 billion Shillings variance for the 400 bed Maternity and Children Complex project. Dr. Onyachi and the current hospital director, Dr. James Elima …

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Activists demand closure of Masaka hospital private wing over exploitation

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists under the Southern Region Social Rights Association-SRSRA want the private wing inside Masaka Regional Referral Hospital closed, saying that it is contributing to the exploitation of patients. The hospital management operates a private wing where patients are required to pay for all health services …

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Three Masaka hospital staff test positive for Covid-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka regional referral hospital has admitted three health workers who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Dr. Nathan Onyach, the hospital director has confirmed their admission saying they were working at the ordinary outpatient department where they got infected. He noted that some health …

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Masaka Hospital mental ward overwhelmed by high number of cases

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka Regional Referral Hospital mental health unit is overwhelmed by the high number of mental cases in the region. Dr. Kanan Kateregga, the in charge Masaka Regional Hospital mental unit says they receive about 80 cases on average each week. He attributes the sudden …

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