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CID orders probe into hospitals overcharging patients, detaining bodies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Director of Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID Paul Kato Tumuhimbise has ordered commanders of regional/district investigations departments to probe and apprehend all private health service care providers overcharging, retaining patients and bodies of their clients for failure to clear medical bills. In his internal Memo …

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Gov’t airlifts 52 oxygen cylinders to Soroti hospital

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has airlifted 52 oxygen cylinders to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital following an increase in the demand for oxygen for COVID-19 patients. The hospital has been relying on vehicles for the delivery of oxygen but they sometimes took two days to return, yet the …

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Families battle malaria as cases surge in Luwero district

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 154,493 patients tested positive for malaria in Luwero in the 2020/21 financial year, a report by the District Health Department has revealed. This is out of the 165,999 people who were tested for malaria at various health facilities in the district. The health …

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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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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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High ambulance costs unavoidable – Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The high ambulance costs associated with transporting COVID-19 patients are unavoidable according to the Ministry of Health. On the open market, it costs Shillings 360,000 to transport a COVID-19 patient within Kampala. In other parts of the country, private service providers such as City Ambulances …

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