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Nurses strike over non payment of Covid-19 allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of nurses deployed at the KCCA primary school COVID-19 vaccination center in Kamwokya have shunned the exercise protesting non-payment of their allowances. The nurses are entitled to a daily allowance of Shillings 5000, which is meant to facilitate their movement. However, the nurses have …

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More Ugandans opting for home care nursing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The strain of busy modern lifestyles and the ever-declining public healthcare system is leading to a rise in the demand for Home Care Nursing. Private nursing services offer holistic healthcare to terminally ill and elderly people in their homes. They also provide care services …

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Mbale hospital decries scarcity of nurses, midwives

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The inadequate number of nurses and midwives at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital is affecting service delivery to patients. The most affected are the acute, pediatric, maternity and general wards. For instance, the acute ward has only eight out of the required 15 nurses. Nurses in …

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UGANDA: 1039 ghost nurses unearthed as lunch allowance starts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to1039 ghost names have been found on the nurses’ payroll. The names were unearthed during payment of lunch allowances for nurses. Uganda has a total of 70,167 nurses and midwives registered by the government’s Nurses and Midwifery Council. According to a letter seen …

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Join us in marking the Nurses’ week

COMMENT | Judith Hope Kiconco | It’s that time of year again for nurses. Just last week, we had the midwives celebrate the International Day of the Midwife in style at KAWEMPE national referral hospital. Nurses are usually the first point of contacting for health care in our communities.    Nurses and …

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Nurses call off strike after govt commits Shs 45bn to lunch

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Nurses and midwives under their umbrella organization the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council  have called off their impending strike after coming to an agreement with government. The strike was called off after government committed to allocating 44.9 billion Shillings  that will go towards providing a …

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Midwives decry high fees for renewing licence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Midwives have decried the exorbitant fees they pay to renew their license.  All nurses and midwives working in Uganda must have a general license to practice and this has to be renewed every 3 years. The midwives note that renewing their practicing license requires them …

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