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“Prof Mbonye Forgave MoH Tormentors before Dying” Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye

“Prof Mbonye Forgave MoH Tormentors before Dying” Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye

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The Cabinet Secretary and Head of Public Service Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye has disclosed that her husband forgave his tormentors at the Ministry of Health where he served as Director of Medical Services. Nakyobe told mourners at Professor Anthony Mbonye’s vigil that she blames the infighting at the Health Ministry as the trigger that started off the illness that has finally killed her husband. Nevertheless, the late Prof Anthony Kabanza Mbonye did most of his literary work during his four years battle with cancer according to family and friends. Two years ago, he wrote a tell-it-all book about the fights in the ministry but abruptly withdrew it from circulation before many copies had been sold. Prof Mbonye breathed his last yesterday morning. According to the wife of the deceased Lucy Nakyobe, M...
Dumped Coffin in Protest Against Dr Atwiine takes new twist

Dumped Coffin in Protest Against Dr Atwiine takes new twist

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Doctors and residents close to Mulago national referral hospital have this morning woken up to shocking scenes of a baby coffin dropped by unknown activists protesting the reappointment of Dr. Diana Atwiine as the Permanent secretary to the Health Ministry. Over the past weeks, Dr. Atwine has been embroiled in clashes with a huge section of the public calling for her resignation over her alleged failure to handle the covid pandemic. In the recent presidential reshuffles, a large section of Ugandas were heavily expectant that Dr. Atwine would be dropped after numerous scandals implicating her in the covid money heist surfaced but surprisingly, Museveni retained her in the position. This is what perhaps inspired a morning protest at Mulago hospital. Traffic remains at stand still with the co...
‘Lockdown Likely to Stay’’ Ministry Official

‘Lockdown Likely to Stay’’ Ministry Official

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Health ministry officials have warned that it is likely that covid-19 restrictions will not be lifted after the 42-day lockdown. This comes as Ugandans are appealing to the government to consider lifting the lockdown arguing that they need to resume work and fend for their families. According the ministry permanent secretary Dr. Diana Atwiine much as the cases have reduced, it’s still early to speculate about whether to extend or lift the lockdown. She meanwhile says much as some of the locked sections might be lifted, there is need to further lock some for the safety of Ugandans. She meanwhile reveals that the country will receive two consignments of covid19 vaccines before the end of this week. Dr Diana says at least 300,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine and 286,000 doses of AstraZeneca v...
Hospital Released Body Of Fallen Mukono Doctor, family given hash conditions on remained balance

Hospital Released Body Of Fallen Mukono Doctor, family given hash conditions on remained balance

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Kampala Hospital finally handed over the body of the fallen Mukono Doctor on tuff conditions, Isma Kizito who succumbed to covid-19, on Sunday night The body of Dr. Isma has been detained for two days at Kampala hospital, after the family failed to raise 68 Millions two weeks medical bills. Ssesanga Esperito, a maternal uncle to the deceased, expressed concern over Kampala hospital's greed for money, he added that it was unfair to ask them 90 millions in just two weeks. "How can they hike the medical charges to a fellow doctor who goes through the same hardships as them?" Asked Ssesanga Ssesanga narrated to mourners at Gita village in Kasangati town council the ups and downs the family went through in raising half of the money to secure the body from Kampala hospital. Marris Nakayaga a fam...
Take Back The Pick Ups And Buy ICU Beds And Ventilators, Dr Ekwaro

Take Back The Pick Ups And Buy ICU Beds And Ventilators, Dr Ekwaro

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In a move to curb Covid 19, former president of the Uganda Medical Association, Dr. Ekwaro has said that lockdown is not sustainable. ” Lockdown is not sustainable, we have to go back to the basics. The idea was to promote prevention and improve our ability to manage cases, in this case, we haven’t done well,” said Dr Ekwaro. While on NBS TV, Dr. Ekwaro advised the government to instead expand on the testing of Covid 19, and also pay the salary walkers for medical workers who are on the front line. He also advised the government which recently purchased a fleet of over 282 double cabin pickups in the Shs23.9bn COVID-19 response donation funds to return the cars and instead use the money to buy testing kits. He said that in this crucial situation, ICU beds and ventilators are more import...
Another Covid 19 Medicine Discovered By Gulu University, Cures in 72 hours

Another Covid 19 Medicine Discovered By Gulu University, Cures in 72 hours

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With the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging on, the country’s top learning institutions have engaged in a race to bring forward remedies to the horrific pandemic. The leading Universities in Research and Innovations have showcased their worth in working round the clock in various ways to mitigate the ruthless virus. The latest development is by Gulu University that has delivered good news of hope with a discovery of a Covid-19 Herb that allegedly cures corona virus in 72 hours. The herb (Covilyce) is awaiting approval from the National Drug Authority but has already worked wonders on over 100 patients. Dr Alice Veronica Lamwaka, the principal of the Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Traditional Medicine Centre of Excellenc at Gulu University says the University’s herbal COVID-19 treatment drug wi...
Mukono : Covid 19 Testing Kits from Private Hospitals recalled

Mukono : Covid 19 Testing Kits from Private Hospitals recalled

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Mukono District Covid-19 task force, vowed to stop private hospitals that were given covid testing kits, this follows multiple complaints from the residents that they are being charged money between Shs 50000 to 100000 in order to be tested. The vice has greatly contributed to the drop down of the numbers of people who want to be tested because they don't have the fees asked by the hospitals. Many people are dying in villages because they fear going to health facilities. mukno covid 19 taskforce Originally when the second wave broke, the Ministry of health gave out free testing kits to Church of uganda (Namirembe) and Nagalama private hospitals in Mukono district and the main purpose was to avoid overcrowding at Mukono general hospital. But later the Mukono district task forc...
Uganda approves use of COVIDEX as a supplement to fight covid 19

Uganda approves use of COVIDEX as a supplement to fight covid 19

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The National Drug Authority (NDA) has approved the use of COVIDEX, a local herbal medicine as a supporting treatment for viral infections, including Covid-19. The NDA executive director, Mr David Nahamya revealed this at media center while addressing journalists, this follows after various assessment and inspection of the factory manufacturing the herbal medicine, they have approved its use to treat the viral infections including covid-19. "NDA has approved COVIDEX based on initial assessment, published literature and safety studies conducted by the innovator. The product has been formulated from herbal plants that have been traditionally used to alleviate symptoms of several diseases," Mr Nahamya announced. However, Mr Nahamya stressed that the medicine does not cure Covid-19 bu...
Mukono veterinary officer chops off his head due covid 19

Mukono veterinary officer chops off his head due covid 19

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Mukono veterinary doctor committed suicide by cutting off his own head with a knife, at the scene we found the body lying in the pool of blood, tablets, food and some medical equipment on the table table. Hannington Mirimu 48 a popular veterinary officer in Mukono municipality, took his own life because he had just lost his wife due to covid-19 last week,   "Ever since Dr. Mirimu lost his wife to covid-19 he has been depressed to the extent of calling some of his relatives telling them that he is going to end his life" said one of the residents.  The defense secretary of Mulago Village Godfrey Mugaiga said that he saw Dr. Mirimu in the morning moving around the area he was in good condition. "In morning we saw him around it shocked me after a few minutes to he...
MTN water ambulance saves lives in Kiyindi

MTN water ambulance saves lives in Kiyindi

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 “An expectant mother in Buvuma hoped for a normal and safe delivery just like any other woman on earth. But for women in Buvuma, it was a matter of life or death. The health centre three on the island surrounded by water can only handle ordinary deliveries. In case of C-sections, the expectant mother would need to be ferried to Kiyindi town council, where she can be operated on. But the only ferry available rides on a schedule; three times a day,” former mayor kiyindi town council Dickson Kasujja Kabuye reminisces. Water-ambulance-donated-by-MTN The Kiyindi-Buvuma route currently has one ferry that carries 120 passengers and 8 cars, making three trips each day between Kiyindi landing site in Buikwe district and Kirongo landing site in Buvuma district.  Essentially, the...
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