Category «Health»

Parliament halts ban on new pharmacies

By Moses Kyeyune. Parliament’s health committee has directed the National Drug Authority to lift the ban on the operations of new pharmacies in Kampala and other parts of the country. This is after the MPs were convinced that the ban issued by the regulator had several discrepancies including conflict of interest. The committee chaired by …

PATIENT MISTAKENLY OPERATED ON

By Sam Ssebuliba.  National Hospital, Kenya’s largest referral hospital has suspended four medics the neurosurgeon, the ward nurse, theatre receiving nurse, and the anesthetist after a patient was wrongly operated on.   The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer CEO Lily Koros last evening confirmed the suspension of the hospital workers. According to Kenya’s standard media, Kenyatta …

Government secures $3.5m for mosquito nets for refugees

By Shamim Nateebwa Government has already secured USD 3.5million from the Global Fund for the malaria control programme within the refugee settlements. According to Dr Jimmy Opigo, the Program Manager, National Malaria Control Program at the Ministry of Health, refugee settings are unique areas with high malaria burden. He explains that the nature the settlements makes …