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Turkey confirms 14,941 new COVID-19 cases

  Ankara, Turkey | THE INDEPENDENT |  Turkey reported on Friday 14,941 new COVID-19 cases, including 834 symptomatic patients, as the total number of positive cases in the country reached 2,850,930, according to its health ministry. The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 66 to 29,356, while the …

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Increasing referrals overwhelm Mukono hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono General Hospital is overwhelmed by increasing medical referrals amidst staffing challenges. Records at the General Hospital show that the number of referrals has increased from between 30 to 50 patients to 100-120 patients monthly since it was elevated from a health center IV to …

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Understocking forces medics to ration drugs at Kitgum hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical workers at Kitgum general hospital are rationing the distribution of artesunate, one of the essential drugs used as the first-line treatment for severe malaria. This comes amidst a shortage of drugs at the hospital despite soaring cases of malaria within Kitgum and surrounding districts …

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Uganda should brace for more influenza viruses – Experts

Risk of having continuous zoonotic diseases happening in Africa is 100% according to Dr Mohammed Lamorde. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts in infectious diseases have asked the government to build resilient systems in tackling epidemics and pandemics. Speaking during the annual Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) science fair that closed …

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Nawangwe faults gov’t on ventilator scarcity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has expressed concern about the shortage of ventilators in the country. Ventilators normally helps to deal with acute respiratory failure for COVID-19 patients. According to health experts, at least five percent of the persons that have moderate to severe …

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Oyam patients forced to work on medics farms in exchange for treatment

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Midwives in different health centers of Oyam district are forcing patients to work on their gardens to get treatment according to The Apac Anti Corruption Coalition-TAAC. In their report “Citizens Action for improved accountability and public service delivery projects, TAAC says among the things the …

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99% using new HIV drug without knowing what they are taking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV activists are blaming government for not giving people living with HIV information regarding the new Anti-Retroviral Therapies (ARVs) yet the country has adopted a human rights approach as a key tool in their HIV response as recommended by the World Health Organisation. In a …

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Six COVID-19 patients escape from Mulago hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six COVID-19 patients have escaped from the Mulago Specialised National Referral Hospital where they have been on treatment, the Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Rose Mary Banyima has revealed. While she couldn’t reveal the identities of the COVID-19 patients, she said one was admitted with his …

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