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Mulago boss complains of Ministers, MPs seeking free services

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Executive Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital Dr Byarugaba Baterana has criticised ministers and Members of Parliament for curtailing the health facility’s efforts of generating revenue. He said they continuously demand free services at their private section. Dr Baterana said that it was …

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Fighting cancer amidst poverty

The political elite have not understood what the poor ordinary people go through because they are not treated in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | When Zebiya Kabugho’s became diseased in 2020, she travelled about 300km from Rwenzori Mountains to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) where she was …

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Dr Ayume asks health workers to call off strike due to start tonight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | The Chairperson of the Health Committee of parliament Dr Charles Ayume has called on fellow medical colleagues to call off a proposed strike set to start midnight today. “To my fellow medical colleagues,  Parliament approved the supplementary requests that where presented. This …

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Mulago overwhelmed by Kampala bomb attack victims

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The casualty ward at Mulago Hospital is filled with victims of Tuesday morning blasts. Many people have cuts to their heads, arms and stomachs. Some have broken limbs, while others are bleeding profusely. Ambulances  are bringing in the injured majority of who are …

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Bitature joins Mulago Hospital board

Mulago to continue charging for specialized services Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Patients seeking specialized care from Mulago National Specialized hospital will continue paying out of their pockets for drugs and sundries that are not quoted as essential medicines. Mulago Hospital Executive Director Dr Byarugaba Baterana told journalists on Friday …

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COVID-19 pushes self-medication up

Doctors warn practice can result in improper treatment or cause new illness Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | More Ugandans are treating themselves without first seeking medical adviceas the COVID-19 pandemic rages. The Council of Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda made the revelation in a recent statement. “With the surge of …

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