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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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Ugandans want to try masks on before buying

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has warned that persons who do not comply with a directive on wearing masks will be apprehended. The caution comes a day after the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng signed an instrument to enforce the compulsory wearing of masks …

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Health Minister orders intensified risk communication in Elegu

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has ordered Amuru leaders to intensify risk communication and community engagement in response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Elegu. The Minister who was assessing the Amuru district COVID-19 taskforce response activities on Friday was appalled by the congestion …

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