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18:37
18:37

Midwives Decry High Fees for Renewing Licence 4

Hadijah Nakatudde, a tutor midwife at international Institute of Health sciences Jinja, says that asking a midwife to pay an amount to the tune of Shs 200000 in the name of renewing licence is bad enough to discourage many from the practice with the little pay they get.
18:20
18:20

Parliament Approves Amendment of NMS, NDA Acts 1 1

In the report presented by PAC Chairperson Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the laws establishing the two entities should be amended to ensure that NDA effectively performs its supervision role over NMS. Nandala observes that, the General Manager of NMS is a board member of NDA and likewise, the Chairperson of NDA Board is a board member of NMS.
18:20
18:20

Kampala Gets COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Support From Bloomberg Philanthropies 1

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Partnership for Healthy Cities initiative, in collaboration with World Health Organization and Vital Strategies, aims to support equitable distribution of vaccines by member cities
17:14
17:14

Masaka-Mbarara Accident Death Toll Rises to 14 Masaka hospital 2

According to Masaka regional police commander, Godfrey Mwesigye police has so far managed to identify two people and is still struggling to get identities of other people because they did not have identification documents.
16:38
16:38

Parliament Accuses NMS of Theft and Dealing in Expired Drugs, Approves Breaking its Monopoly 4 1

Legislators have this afternoon approved parliament’s Public Accounts Committee- PAC Central Government report recommending that the monopoly of National Medical Stores- NMS be stopped.
16:10
16:10

PAC Directs Forensic Audit on NMS over UGX 13.3Bn Supply of Uniforms 4 1

Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the PAC Chairperson said that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose. He says that the uniforms were never delivered on time and if delivered, they were not the right quality, quantity, size and wrong distribution. Nandala notes that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose.
13:10
13:10

Busia Residents Protest Poor Service Delivery, Demand Transfer Of Health Center In-Charge 5

Rashid Sideebe, a member of the Health Center Management Committee and Sikuda village LC I chairperson, says that they have severally complained to the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO and health department about the challenges at the facility but nothing has been done.
12:11
12:11

Gulu District Battles Rise of Uterine Fibroids as Women Shun Treatment health facilities 2 1

Dr. Baifa Arwenyo, the Head of the Gynecology Ward at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital revealed that the unit currently receives between 4 to 6 women with the condition on a weekly basis.
12:07
12:07

Amuru Farmers Venture Into Cashew Nuts Growing foreign exchange 3 2

The perennial tree starts bearing fruits after three years of planting and usually each tree can reach full bearing capacity during tenth year while giving remunerative yields for another 20 years.
11:42
11:42

10 Die In Masaka Road Accident masaka hospital 2 1

According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred when a speeding bus from Kampala- Mbarara tried to overtake a trailer registration number T433BBY/T877BWZ.
10:12
10:12

NEMA to Set Up National E-Waste Collection, Disposal Centre  3 1

Due to the lack of specialist treatment and management of e-waste, many people have been resorting to burning the devices or selling them to scrap dealers and recyclers, or just throwing them away as the quick ways of disposing of them.
08:03
08:03

27% of Mothers Still Deliver in the Hands of TBAs in Gulu medical workers 2 1

Dr. Baifa Arwenyo attributed the maternal deaths to hypertension and hemorrhage, something she says can be managed with proper antenatal care, which most mothers haven’t embraced fully.
07:41
07:41

RDC Halts Commissioning UGX 150M Marternity Ward, Arrests Contractor Over Shoddy Work 4 6

Tusubira ordered the arrest of Nathan Mukama, the Director Spot Contractors Uganda LTD on Wednesday when district officials met to commission the maternity ward built in the 2018/2019 financial year just after the facility was elevated to health center III.
07:01
07:01

COVID-19 Infection Up in Young People-MOH 1 1

Whereas this is partly attributed to complacency by young people in observing the Standard of Operating Procedures set by the Ministry to contain the spread of the virus, Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng notes that this is a sign of the second wave of the pandemic.
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