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Mukono hospital overwhelmed by patients after suspension of volunteers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono General Hospital staff are decrying the congestion caused by the overwhelming numbers of patients. At the beginning of the month, the district suspended volunteers from attending to any hospital activities claiming limited space during this period of Covid-19. Health workers say that volunteers have …

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Blood shortage hits St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu is facing a severe blood shortage leaving patients in dire need of blood transfusion services. Dr Venice Omona, the in-charge of the Paediatrics Ward says that the most affected departments include the casualty ward, maternity and children ward. Omona …

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Medics seek alternative methods for COVID-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics treating COVID-19 patients and those carrying out testing of samples want the government to introduce alternative tests for COVID-19. Currently, the government recommends the use of PCR tests as the best way to determine whether someone has COVID-19 or not. The tests are estimated …

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Medical physicists ask for recognition as cancer cases surge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Radiation therapy is effective in management of various types of cancers, but Uganda is short of personnel who should ensure that it does not harm patients. Effective cancer treatment requires radiation oncology medical physicists, but Uganda like many of the African countries has very few …

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