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Oyam patients forced to work on medics farms in exchange for treatment

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Midwives in different health centers of Oyam district are forcing patients to work on their gardens to get treatment according to The Apac Anti Corruption Coalition-TAAC. In their report “Citizens Action for improved accountability and public service delivery projects, TAAC says among the things the …

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Medics ask gov’t to set up post COVID-19 clinics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics involved in the treatment of COVID-19 have asked the government to set up follow up clinics. They say the current practice of government discharging patients the moment they test negative leaves many of them experiencing long term effects with no medical care. According to …

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Medics seek alternative methods for COVID-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics treating COVID-19 patients and those carrying out testing of samples want the government to introduce alternative tests for COVID-19. Currently, the government recommends the use of PCR tests as the best way to determine whether someone has COVID-19 or not. The tests are estimated …

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Wary Russian doctors count their own dead from virus

Moscow, Russia | AFP | When Russian cardiologist Alexei Erlikh and several colleagues started a project to keep track of medics who had died from the coronavirus, he never expected there would be so many names. Launched last week, the database already lists more than 70 dead doctors, nurses and lab …

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Prof Olweny is new Mbarara University Chancellor

Mbarara, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has said government does not support the establishment of courses in higher institutions of learning in the country that are not marketable. “Let us not start any course that has got no relevance to the job market. The Government will not fail …

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Portuguese medics clear woman’s bid to bear grandchild

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP | Portugal has approved its first surrogate mother — a 50-year-old grandmother who will bear a child to allow her daughter to start a family, media reports said on Saturday. The Portuguese Council for Assisted Birth late Friday unanimously approved the request of a 30-year-old woman who …

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Court halts new medics internship guidelines

The High Court in Kampala has issued an interim order  staying the implementation of new Health Ministry policy guidelines regarding internship centres and remuneration of medical interns across the country. This means that the  current group of prospective medical doctors, dental surgeons, pharmacists and nurses should immediately be posted to their respective training …

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