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Gov’t starts issuing second Covid-19 jab

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started administering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to persons who were inoculated during the first round that started in March. Persons who are eligible for the second dose should have received their first dose between March 10 and 24. All persons …

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Bickering over Mukono hospital hurts patients

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Be careful what you ask for, the saying goes, for you might get it. That is what has caused anguish to authorities of Mukono municipality who lobbied and pushed for the elevation of their health centre IV to a hospital. To their dismay when …

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Kabale, Rukiga ambulances grounded

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health service delivery in Kabale and Rukiga districts is being hindered by the lack of ambulances. Rukiga district does not have a government ambulance to rush patients with emergency cases to health facilities. The only double cabin pick-up is grounded at Kamwezi health …

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Health Ministry declines to lift lockdown in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has declined to honor request by the district taskforce to lift the lockdown in Gulu in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On Wednesday, police backed by the military started enforcing travel restrictions blocking private …

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Locally made ventilator enters clinical trial stage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s first locally made ventilator is heading to the clinical trial stage, according to the developers of the equipment. The ventilator called, ‘Bulamu’ is the first of its kind to be produced within the country to help in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). …

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Eddie Kenzo petitions Parliament for evacuation from Ivory Coast

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Singer Edirisa Musuuza also known as Eddie Kenzo has petitioned Parliament seeking government’s intervention to have him evacuated from Ivory Coast. Kenzo has been held up for the last two months due to the closure of borders occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kenzo left …

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