Thursday , August 18 2022
Home / Tag Archives: Public Health (Amendment Bill)

Tag Archives: Public Health (Amendment Bill)

Legislators reject mandatory vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has rejected the proposed compulsory vaccination of adults that is provided for under the Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The government had proposed under the bill that was approved on Tuesday that persons who fail to comply with a requirement for vaccination would be …

Read More »

Address mental health in Health Bill – psychiatrists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Psychiatrists want the Public Health (Amendment) Bill to provide for treatment of cases of mental health. The Executive Director of Butabika National Referral Hospital, Dr Juliet Nakku said the concept of mental health is not clearly defined for purposes of the Bill. She said that …

Read More »

Vaccine skeptics face heavy penalties in new law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amendments to the Public Health Act contained in the Public Health (Amendment Bill) is fraught with fines and jail sentences and introduces a new regime of health related offences in a bid to curb the spread of infectious diseases. The bill presented to Parliament by Trade …

Read More »