Saturday , January 29 2022
Home / Tag Archives: patients

Tag Archives: patients

Nabakooba calls for elevation of Mityana hospital to referral facility

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mityana district authorities want the government to elevate Mityana General Hospital to a Regional Referral facility to effectively handle the high volume of patients. Led by the Housing and Lands Minister, and former Mityana District Woman Member of parliament, Judith Nabakooba, the leaders have resolved …

Read More »

Patients decry poor service delivery at Bundibugyo general hospital

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Patients have expressed concern over the poor services at Bundibugyo General Hospital. They argue that the facility lacks drugs and some of its emergency equipment is grounded. Libuma Muhindo who was recently admitted to the facility after being diagnosed with malaria, says that he was …

Read More »

WHO advises against convalescent plasma treatment for Covid-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO has updated its guidelines on COVID-19 therapeutics, excluding use of convalescent plasma for non-severe COVID-19 patients. While the organization gives researchers testing efficacy of plasma in treating severe and critical COVID-19 patients in clinical trials a go ahead, they say in their …

Read More »

Doctor on the spot for allegedly extorting money from patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A doctor attached to Amach health centre IV is in trouble for allegedly extorting money from patients. Dr. Pius Omach, who doubles as a surgeon at the facility is being accused of demanding money from patients before they can be operated on. According to reports, …

Read More »

People living with epilepsy find solace in drug banks

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of awareness Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | For over five years, Maria Nakiwala has been taking four tablets daily to keep her epileptic episodes in control. Nakiwala says …

Read More »

Apac general hospital needs UGX5Bn for rehabilitation

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than Shillings 5 billion is needed to rehabilitate Apac hospital to handle the increasing number of patients visiting the facility. The 100-bed capacity hospital handles 900 inpatients on average each month. The facility attends to patients from Apac and parts of the neighboring Kiryandongo, …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »