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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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Bukedea registers increase in sickle cell cases

Bukedea, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an increase in the number of sickle cell cases in Bukedea district, the authorities have revealed. This is part of the findings in the Bukedea district surveillance report for sickle cell from samples collected from Bukedea lifeline secondary school, Bukedea secondary, and Bukedea comprehensive …

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Activists demand closure of Masaka hospital private wing over exploitation

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists under the Southern Region Social Rights Association-SRSRA want the private wing inside Masaka Regional Referral Hospital closed, saying that it is contributing to the exploitation of patients. The hospital management operates a private wing where patients are required to pay for all health services …

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Joint council meeting resolves to rename cancer centre after Oulanyah

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local government councils in Northern Uganda have resolved to rename the Northern regional cancer treatment centre in Gulu after the former speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah. The resolution is one of the several other proposals adopted for implementation during the extraordinary council meeting held in …

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Health ministry to phase out type A ambulances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All ambulances categorized as Type One will soon be banned from carrying patients, according to the Minister of Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng. Aceng who was speaking at a function to receive a donation of three ambulances from Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency on …

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