Category «Health»

Two-day old baby sues hospital

By Ruth Anderah. A two-day old baby has dragged a private hospital to High Court Civil Division over alleged negligence while administering medicine in him, leading to his hand to deform. Gabriel Emma a minor and his biological mother Emma Aulo, in their suit, aver that she (Aulo) was admitted on 3rd March, 2018 at Doctor’s Hospital where she was put under supervision and care. The mother says on the same day she gave birth successfully to a healthy baby boy, however in a bid to control his respiratory system the hospital nurse inserted a cannula for administering drugs for proper functioning of his lungs. Aulo avers that, she informed the nurses that the cannula was not injected in Gabriel’s …

Blood bank gets reagents

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The National medical stores has finally secured 10 billion shillings to procure reagents needed to purify blood. This follows reports of a current blood shortage at the Uganda cancer institute Speaking to the media today, The Uganda blood bank executive director Dorothy Kyeyune said that they have blood amounting to 30,000 units , but cannot purify it due to lack of reagents from the National medical store. Kyeyune says shs 39.2 billion is needed in this financial year to process the 300,000 units of blood this year but only 12.8 billion has been provided by government. She however says there is hope now after receiving a commitment letter from the finance ministry to allow the National medical …

Heart Institute warns against mergers

By Shamim Natebwa. Uganda Heart Institute has warned against the proposed move by Government to merge a number of health agencies into one monogamous institution saying the move is likely to affect the health sector, especially human resource with specialists likely to be sent packing for greener pastures. Speaking to Doctor John Omangino the Executive Director of the Institute, notes that Uganda Heart Institute as an autonomous institution that requires super specialized health workers who have put in much time to attain these qualifications required noting that by merging this institution back to Mulago hospital is undermining the specialists. Doctor Omangino has  also pleaded with the Committee to have the Shs 259Bn requested by the Ministry of Health to construct …

KCCA to construct 300 public toilets

By Ritah Kemigisa Kampala capital City Authority is set to construct 300 public toilets in the city. This follows the outbreak of Cholera in Kaboowa, Rubaga division that has since left one person dead and 7 confirmed with the disease. Addressing journalists after a fact finding mission in the areas, the state minister for the authority Benny Namugwanya said they have already acquired a 4M dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda gates foundation. She adds that money to construct the Nalukolongo channel has already been secured and construction will start soon after compensating residents.

Lord Mayor Elias castigates MOH for delayed CHOLERA response

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. PHOTO BY FAISWAL KASIRYE

By Juliet Nalwooga. Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago has lashed out at ministry of health officials over what he calls delayed response to healthy emergencies. Addressing journalists at city hall, Lukwago noted that the recent suspected cholera outbreak in kabowa, a kampala sub-burb is not the first claiming that the disease was detected in some patients at Lubaga hospital during the Christmas season last year that even passed away, but no alarm was sounded. Yesterday the public relations officer at the ministry of health Emma Ainebyona confirmed 8suspected cases of cholera with 2 people testing positive for the water borne disease in the initial medical tests at Kiruddu and Naguru hospital