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Nurse Under Investigation For Recording State Of Isolation Center In Masaka

A nurse and also victim of Covid-19 who on behalf of other patients recorded a video exposing the sorry state of an isolation ward at Masaka regional referral hospital is under investigation by police in Masaka. The Covid-19 task force together with Security authorities in Masaka District said they have already

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COVID-19: Gov’t Starts Setting Up Emergency Beds at Namboole

Government has started work at Namboole Stadium, which was designated to set up 40,000 beds for managing Covid-19 patients in the country. Earlier, the Ministry of Health revealed that they were guided by President Museveni to put in place the 40,000 beds to prepare for the worst case scenario as the

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Gov’t Postpones Plans to Repatriate Ugandans Stranded Abroad

The Government of Uganda has extended the date for repatriation of Ugandans stranded abroad. The Ministry of Health said the new date will be communicated later. “While more than 2,300 Ugandans will be repatriated, no flight repatriating Ugandans is arriving into the country today. The exact date will be communicated in

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Distribution of Face Masks Postponed

The government has postponed the distribution of face masks countrywide according to the permanent secretary in the Ministry of  Health Dr Diana Atwine. The distribution was scheduled to start today at the border districts. But according to Atwine, distribution will not take place today because the production of the recommended three-layered

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Ministry to Use Blood of Recovered Covid19 Patients to Treat Those With Weak Immunity

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Diana Atwine has revealed that blood from patients who have recovered from Covid-19 is going to be used to treat patients with weak immunity. Atwine says discussions to collect the blood are already ongoing. She says evidence has proved that the blood is

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Ministry of Health Explains Delayed Opening of Mulago Hospital

Dr Diana Atwine, the health ministry’s permanent secretary has explained the delayed opening of the newly refurbished Mulago hospital. During a press briefing on Tuesday Atwine said that some contractors needed more time to install the highly specialised equipment at the hospital. The renovation which started in 2014 was supposed to

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Health Ministry PS Diana Atwine Handed Over to Police Over Diversion of Gov’t Funds

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwiine has been handed over to Police Criminal Investigations Directorate to answer for 4.8 billion shillings that went missing. Dr. Atwiine who was being grilled by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee was handed over to the Police on Thursday to go

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Ministry of Health PS on the Spot Over Parallel Recruitments

The Committee on Health is concerned that the Ministry of Health is interfering with the recruitment process carried out by the  Health Service Commission, a body charged with recruitment in the sector. Legislators on the committee said media reports have been awash with allegations that the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry

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