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Fear of another lockdown

Experts differ on handling rising COVID-19 cases | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Recent increases in coronavirus disease COVID-19 cases are causing anxiety among Ugandans. Many fear the government will impose another lockdown. By June 11 total confirmed cases were 679. That is a jump of 172 cases or 34% from …

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Health: Medical negligence

What can be done about it? Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Health professionals are ethically obliged to attend to someone presenting an emergency, says Dr. Apollo Odeke Epuwatt a Physician at Mulago hospital. But when someone comes to the hospital not presenting an emergency, it is up to the …

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New viruses found

Researchers warn Uganda not ready to handle next health emergency Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | The government response to the 2017 Marburg virus outbreak in Kween District, eastern Uganda cost Shs5.2billion. Most of that money came from donors. That was one of the revelations made by the Permanent Secretary …

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Doctors win case against Uganda Medical Union

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The High court in Kampala Friday dismissed the application filed by Uganda Medical Union against Government and Uganda Medical Association, that sought an interim order stopping negotiations regarding the Socio-economic interets of the striking Doctors. The Deputy Registrar incharge of Civil Matters Sarah Langa ruled …

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Medical Union sues striking Doctors

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Uganda Medical Workers Union has sued all striking Doctors and medical practitioners for engaging in an illegal strike. The union has also sued the Secretary General of the Uganda Medical Association Dr. Ekwaro Obuku and Workers MP Dr. Sam Lyomoki demanding for damages resulting …

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