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07:02
07:02

Inadequate Treatment Forces Mental illness Patients to Turn to Herbs 2

Dr. Henry Mbulwa, a Psychiatrist at Bundibugyo Hospital says mental health services remain dismal at health centers II and IIIs, which forces people to look for alternative treatment.
12:47
12:47

Hospitals Struggle With Care Facilities for Premature Babies incubators 1

Major health facilities are incapable of caring for pre-term babies due to lack of drugs, oxygen and incubators. Doctors are forced to refer them to Mulago Hospital.
13:16
13:16

Lack Of Medical Facilities Hampers Clubfoot Treatment 2

Rwenzori region has only one clinic, two orthopedic surgeons to attend to more than fifty children who visit the clinic weekly. This forces the clinic to send away some of the patients.
07:30
07:30

Mairungi Growing Boosts Sub County Revenue mental health unit 1

Bagonza says that since the start of the financial year, the sub county has managed to raise 250 million shillings from the growers, which has helped construct markets, do routine maintenance of roads and renovate water sources in the sub county
07:54
07:54

Medical Workers: Mental Illness Cases on the Increase In Rwenzori Region martin ibanda 1

In 2012, 1270 cases were registered in the region, last year there were 1613 and this year, 1978 have so far been registered. The region has 7 districts, but with only 2 psychiatrist doctors based at the mental health unit at the Fort Portal referral hospital and Bukuku health centre IV.
15:43
15:43

MPs Pin Fort Portal Hospital Boss Over Expired Drugs ministry of health 2

Legislators sitting on Public Accounts Committee have this morning blamed the Fort Portal Hospital director Dr. Charles Olara for failing to plan properly and accumulating expired drugs. Dr. Olara was responding to audit queries of 2012/2013 financial year which indicated that the hospital stored expired drugs alongside the good ones.
18:01
18:01

PAC Summons Fort Portal Hospital Boss Over Expired Drugs

Fort Portal Referral Hospital director, Dr. Kyebambe Kaliisa, will tomorrow face Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over accusations of exposing patients to expired drugs. In the 2012/2013 Auditor General’s report, it was highlighted that the hospital management didn’t dispose of expired drugs and keeps them in their record.
07:58
07:58

Adequate Treatment Eludes Diabetic Patients diabetes treatment 1

Gerald Mukooza, the acting chairperson of the Rwenzori diabetes association says there is need for specialists to conduct risk assessment and early diagnosis before the patient is considered for proper treatment.
07:40
07:40

Mental Health Unit Stops Admission of Patients Over Staff Shortage butabika hospital 1 1 Top story

The unit is meant to admit 30 patients but currently there are more than 80 patients admitted in the unit. More than six patients are crammed in a private room with only two beds. Some patients were sleeping on the floor, while others share beds.
07:28
07:28

TB Patients Abandon Treatment As Rural Health Centres Run Out of Drugs stigmatisation 3

Stigmatisation and the lack of Tuberculosis drugs in rural health centres in the Rwenzori sub-region are affecting the treatment and management of the disease. The TB drugs are available at the TB clinic located at Fort Portal Referral Hospital and a few health centres. Patients as far as Kyegegwa, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo districts have to travel to Fort Portal to access the drugs.
10:01
10:01

Expectant Mothers Share Ward With TB Patients in Karugutu tuberclosis 1

A visit at the facility established that there were more than 10 expectant mothers and TB patients in the same ward. Boaz Mugabe, one of the visitor’s taking care of his pregnant wife, fears that the arrangement will expose them to TB infections.
12:43
12:43

Staff Shortage Hits Mental Health Unit lack of doctors 1

There are only two medical workers at the Mental Health Unit in Fort Portal, the in-charge and one nurse who attend to more than twenty patients everyday.
07:55
07:55

Kabalore Halts Home Based Care Program For HIV/AIDS Patients 1

These areas were particularly selected because of the difficulties by People Living With HIV/AIDs to access anti-retroviral treatment at health centers.
15:34
15:34

Fort Portal Hospital Workers On Strike ruhakana rugunda 1

Medical workers at Fort Portal Referral Hospital have again gone on a sit down strike, paralyzing work at the hospital. Three expectant mothers were on Monday denied entrance to the maternity ward by the striking staff. Their relatives were forced to transfer them to another health facility.
07:25
07:25

Kabarole Health Centres Dumping Medical Waste In Open Places dr. richard mugahi 1

Health Centres in Kabarole district lack proper disposal of medical waste and have resorted to disposing waste in open spaces.
12:18
12:18

Kabarole Blood Samples Test Negative dr. richard mugahi

The blood samples from the Uganda Virus Research Institute have tested negative. The samples were from taken from Alisen Murorwa, resident of Kiceri village in Kasenda Sub County who died last week.
13:42
13:42

Conjoined Twins Born In Fort Portal 1

The conjoined twins, both boys, were born this morning at Fort Portal Referral Hospital. They were immediately referred to Mulago Hospital for better treatment
12:00
12:00

Smoking-related Illnesses in Kabarole on the Rise anti-smoking 2

At the chest clinic of Fort Portal Referral hospital, 15 to 20 patients a month are recommended for admission, while 20 patients are treated from the out patients department.
09:59
09:59

Fort Portal Referral Hospital X-ray Machine Breaks Down x-ray machines 2

Patients in need of X-ray services at Fort- Portal Referral Hospital are stuck following the breakdown of the x-ray machine three months ago.
10:03
10:03

High Default Rate Affecting TB Treatment dr charles olal 2

The Default rate of patients from treatment of TB is affecting the treatment of the disease in Kabarole district.
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