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Public decry closure of Entebbe hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The closure of Entebbe hospital has angered residents in the area. The hospital was closed to inpatients on Monday due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 patients being admitted at the hospital. Management announced that it will only provide outpatient services like chronic …

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Kabale hospital runs out of space for Covid-19 patients

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale Regional Referral Hospital is struggling with space for coronavirus patients as numbers continue to surge. The facility was designated to handle patients from across the Kigezi region as the government decentralized COVID-19 case treatment services. Dr Sophie Namasopo, the hospital director says that the …

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Oxygen shortage hits Moroto hospital

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto Regional Referral Hospital is facing a shortage of oxygen for critically ill Covid-19 patients. Moroto Regional Referral Hospital has an oxygen plant but its current production rate is much lower than its capacity of 15 cylinders per day. According to the hospital director, Dr …

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Operations of Luwero hospital private wing suspended over extortion

Luwero health center IV was upgraded to hospital status to improve service delivery in the district Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Luwero district council has suspended the operations of the private wing at Luwero hospital over abuse and extortion of money from patients. In the 2019/20 financial year, Luwero health …

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Residents protest closure of Butiaba health center III

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Butiaba sub county in Buliisa district are protesting the closure of Butiaba health center III that has hampered health services in the area. Health officials in the district closed Butiaba health center III last week after failing to secure a better place where patients …

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Butiaba health centre III closed

Buliisa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Butiaba Health Center III in Buliisa District has been closed leaving hundreds of patients stranded.  Last year, the health centre was submerged following the rising water levels of Lake Albert.  The staff quarters, maternity, male and female wards, store, Outpatient Department-OPD and roads leading to …

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Entebbe Hospital to reopen to the general public next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital will reopen to the public next month. The hospital had closed the outpatient, dental, optical, maternal and child care departments in March last year to focus on the effective management of COVID-19 patients. Before its closure, the hospital served a population …

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