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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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Kabale residents want Covid-19 home based care suspended

Residents want all asymptomatic Covid-19 patients under home based care sent to isolation centers for easy management Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kabale district want the home based care management for Covid-19 patients suspended. In late May, Kabale district Covid-19 taskforce rolled out the home-based care management for Covid-19 patients …

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Kitgum health workers demand Covid-19 risk allowances

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical workers at Kitgum General Hospital are demanding their unpaid risk allowances for treating COVID-19 patients. The risk allowance was part of 31.4 Million Shillings that was disbursed by the Health and Finance Ministry in October last year to the district taskforce. According to the …

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Covid-19 survivors decry stigmatization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Irene Namayanja is a Covid-19 survivor. The mother of two and businesswoman says that life has never been the same ever since she was diagnosed with the virus even after her full recovery. According to Namayanja, most of the people she used to interact with …

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