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Luwero district bans trainees from handling patients without supervision

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Luwero District Administration has banned medical trainees from handling and administering treatment to patients without the presence of supervisors at health centers. Every year Luwero district receives over 200 medical students from different institutions to conduct training at health center IIIs, IVs, and Luwero …

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Hospitals barred from detaining patients over medical billls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has again ruled that the practice of private hospitals detaining patients who fail to pay their medical bills is illegal. In a case filed by the Center for Health, Human Rights, and Development-CEHURD and Mugerwa Raymond, suing through his father …

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SOROTI: Medical intern arrested over extortion

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An intern medical student from Soroti University is in trouble for allegedly extorting money from patients at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital. The hospital authorities arrested and handed Cyraton Mutambi to the police for allegedly soliciting Shillings 148,000 from diabetes patients on Thursday morning. His luck …

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Butabika defends seclusion in psychiatric inpatient wards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital has explained the complaints of alleged maltreatment of patients at the facility raised by several social media users. Dr. Juliet Nakku, the Executive Director of the hospital told journalists at a press briefing on Monday that the treatment mechanisms employed by the …

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Lack of ambulance services in Kapchorwa hinder referral of patients

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lack of ambulances at Kapchorwa hospital is hindering the referral of patients. Siraje Masai, the District Health Officer, says that they struggle to ensure timely referral of cases to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. He says that the only ambulance at the hospital is grounded …

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Matany hospital seeks UGX 600M to treat bullet wound patients

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of St. Kizito-Matany hospital in Napak district is seeking 600 million Shillings to treat bullet-wound patients. The hospital is currently registering an increasing number of patients with gunshot wounds due to the escalation of insecurity in the region. Dr. John Bosco Nsubuga, the …

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Patients overwhelm Mbale regional referral hospital

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale Regional Referral Hospital is choking from the overwhelming number of patients turning up for treatment. The most affected are the outpatient department-OPD, the pediatrics, the obstetrics and gynecology, and the casualty wards. Several patients receiving treatment in the casualty ward sleep on the verandah …

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