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How UGX100 Million Surgeries are Free at Gulu Cancer Centre

Cincinnati University Surgeons have helped officially launch the state-of-the-art theaters at the Northern Regional Cancer Center in Gulu City. The centre has started conducting delicate surgeries on cancer patients in the region. Two of the three theaters, fully equipped by the government, underwent a test run by medical experts from the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)…


MPs Direct Health Ministry To Scrap Off CT Scan Fees In Govt Hospitals

The Committee on Government Assurances and Implementation has directed the Ministry of Health to harmonise its position on the user fees charged for the Computed Tomography (CT) scan services in government hospitals. During their oversight visit to assess the levels of implementation of government assurances in the health sector in Eastern region, the MPs observed…


NDA Cracks Down on Illegal Drug Outlets in Northern Uganda

The National Drug Authority (NDA) has successfully concluded a 5-day compliance enforcement operation targeting illegal drug outlets in the Northern Region, spanning 6 districts including Apac, Alebtong, Kole, Lira City, Oyam, and Lira. During this operation, a total of 216 drug outlets operating without licenses or employing unqualified personnel were closed. Additionally, 268 boxes of…


Min.Dr Aceng Roots For Three Phase Transformers To Curb Endless Power Outages In Govt Hospitals

The deficient power supply to hospitals across the country poses a challenge in operating key equipment, the Minister of Health, Hon. Jane Ruth Aceng, has told MPs. Aceng revealed that despite the procurement of high-capacity oxygen plants for all specialized and regional referral hospitals, the power delivered by the single-phase transformers to the facilities cannot…


Kabuleta: Don’t Force Ugandans To Take New Malaria Vaccine 

National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) president Joseph Kiiza Kabuleta has cautioned Ugandans against the new malaria vaccine, saying it’s useless and dangerous. In a 18-minute video making rounds on different social media platforms, Kabuleta claims that the Ministry of Health is planning to roll out a malaria vaccination campaign next month targeting children under the…


Government Issues New Guidelines For DNA Testing

The Government of Uganda through the ministry of Health has launched new guidelines for paternity testing. The guidelines require laboratories across the country to among others, apply for accreditation to be allowed to collect samples and also have staff that includes a counsellor or clinical psychologist on the team. The guidelines which were released on…

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