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Doctors want Health Ministry permanent secretary sacked

Doctors want Health Ministry permanent secretary sacked

Medical Doctors under the Uganda medical Association have asked parliament to prevail over the sacking of the permanent secretary in the ministry of health Dr.Diana Atwine for sabotaging the government financial resolutions of paying the senior health officers. The president of the Uganda Medical Association , Dr.Anthony  Okwar Obuku  together with other medical interns  while appearing before the legal […]

Police offers Hepatitis B Vaccine

Police offers Hepatitis B Vaccine

Police medical services in conjunction with Norvik Hospital are offering hepatitis B test and vaccination to police officers and communities around Naguru barracks. The activity which has kicked off today is to run for three days at Naguru Health Centre V in Naguru Barrack, Nakawa division in Kampala District. According to Muyama Joyce, the in […]

Army, Prisons yet to deploy at hospitals

Army, Prisons yet to deploy at hospitals

Uganda People’s Defense Forces and Uganda Prisons have so far failed to send a team of medical officers to Mulago, Kirudu and Kawempe hospitals to attend to patients. As the doctor’s strike enters day twelve, people continue to flock government hospitals around the country seeking medical services with many ending up frustrated after failing to […]

Nurses and midwives distance self from doctors sue

Nurses and midwives distance self from doctors sue

The Uganda nurses and midwives union has disassociated themselves from the court application that was filed by Uganda Medical Workers Union against the striking doctors. The union yesterday took all the striking doctors and medical practitioners to high court civil division for engaging into an illegal industrial action. RELATED: Health minister explains doctors strike The union […]

Health minister explains doctors strike

Health minister explains doctors strike

The minister of health Dr.jane Aceng has said that the current doctors strike is being fueled by the disparities in payment of public servants. While appearing before the health committee chaired by Bukuya county Mp Dr.Micheal Bukenya to explain why they have failed to resolve the Doctors problems related to poor payment, Aceng said that […]

Government launches a new monitoring approach to service delivery

Government launches a new monitoring approach to service delivery

Government has today launched a new approach to service delivery code named monitoring camps in the areas of health, education and agriculture in the rural communities. The Economic monitoring State minister Kasirivu Atwooki said the directorate of socio-economic monitoring and research directorate under the office of the president identified monitoring camps as the new approach […]

Medics given two weeks to compile report on age limit

Medics given two weeks to compile report on age limit

The legal and parliamentary Affairs committee scrutinizing the presidential age limit bill has given the medical experts two weeks to produce a report determining age impact on leadership. The committee request came while meeting the members of the Uganda medical Association over the bill led by the Association’s president Dr.Ekwaro Obuku. The committee chaired by Jacob […]

President Museveni commissions Iran-Uganda Medical centre

President Museveni commissions Iran-Uganda Medical centre

Ugandan President Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today( 26th Oct 2017), commissioned Iran-Uganda medical center at Naguru, a Kampala suburb. “I want to start by thanking the Islamic Republic of Iran for this gift of a high tech healthy center , it will help deal with health issues of the police personnel , and other […]

Government releases TB results with men more affected by the disease

Government releases TB results with men more affected by the disease

Government has released the 2014-2016 Uganda National Population Based Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey showing 89,000 people get infected with TB every year. While presenting the report in Kampala, Dr Bruce Kirenga, and a TB Principal Researcher at Makerere University says the current disease burden is higher than previously with 253 per 100,000 people affected compared to […]

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