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Butiaba health centre III closed

Buliisa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Butiaba Health Center III in Buliisa District has been closed leaving hundreds of patients stranded.  Last year, the health centre was submerged following the rising water levels of Lake Albert.  The staff quarters, maternity, male and female wards, store, Outpatient Department-OPD and roads leading to …

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Entebbe Hospital to reopen to the general public next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital will reopen to the public next month. The hospital had closed the outpatient, dental, optical, maternal and child care departments in March last year to focus on the effective management of COVID-19 patients. Before its closure, the hospital served a population …

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Turkey confirms 14,941 new COVID-19 cases

  Ankara, Turkey | THE INDEPENDENT |  Turkey reported on Friday 14,941 new COVID-19 cases, including 834 symptomatic patients, as the total number of positive cases in the country reached 2,850,930, according to its health ministry. The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 66 to 29,356, while the …

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Increasing referrals overwhelm Mukono hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono General Hospital is overwhelmed by increasing medical referrals amidst staffing challenges. Records at the General Hospital show that the number of referrals has increased from between 30 to 50 patients to 100-120 patients monthly since it was elevated from a health center IV to …

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Understocking forces medics to ration drugs at Kitgum hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical workers at Kitgum general hospital are rationing the distribution of artesunate, one of the essential drugs used as the first-line treatment for severe malaria. This comes amidst a shortage of drugs at the hospital despite soaring cases of malaria within Kitgum and surrounding districts …

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Uganda should brace for more influenza viruses – Experts

Risk of having continuous zoonotic diseases happening in Africa is 100% according to Dr Mohammed Lamorde. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts in infectious diseases have asked the government to build resilient systems in tackling epidemics and pandemics. Speaking during the annual Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) science fair that closed …

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Nawangwe faults gov’t on ventilator scarcity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has expressed concern about the shortage of ventilators in the country. Ventilators normally helps to deal with acute respiratory failure for COVID-19 patients. According to health experts, at least five percent of the persons that have moderate to severe …

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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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