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Gov’t proposes VAT exemption on medical use oxygen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has proposed the exemption of Value Added Tax-VAT on oxygen for medical use. This is under the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2022 that is currently before Parliament’s Finance Committee for scrutiny. “Clause 4 seeks to amend the Second Schedule to the Principal Act …

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COVID-19: Uganda receives 1,000 oxygen cylinders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has received more than 1000 oxygen cylinders, thanks to the Danish International Development Agency-DANIDA. The Danish agency procured the oxygen cylinders through the World Health Organisation-WHO as part of their donations to Uganda’s response to COVID-19. Each of the cylinders …

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Mulago setting up 5th oxygen plant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mulago National Referral Hospital has received equipment to set up a fifth oxygen plant to help meet the demand of oxygen as COVID-19 cases in the country increase. The new plant will supplement the amount of oxygen produced by the already existing four plants. According to hospital …

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Oxygen shortage hits Moroto hospital

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto Regional Referral Hospital is facing a shortage of oxygen for critically ill Covid-19 patients. Moroto Regional Referral Hospital has an oxygen plant but its current production rate is much lower than its capacity of 15 cylinders per day. According to the hospital director, Dr …

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