Category «Health»

Blood shortage not alarming-government

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that though the country is facing a shortage of blood, it has not yet reached emergency levels. The State Minister in charge of Primary Health Care Sarah Opendi efforts have been made to send blood to referral hospitals where the shortage was most pronounced. The most affected hospitals include …

No Tobacco Day; calls on for ban on adverts

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark the World No Tobacco day today, government is piling more pressure on players in the tobacco industry to stop the endorsement of tobacco-related adverts. The Ministry of Health is kicking off fresh campaigns to ban the advertisement of tobacco products such as cigarettes. The Commissioner …

Conjoined twins now have pneumonia

The conjoined twins at Mulago hospital have pneumonia. The Hospital Spokesperson Enoch Kusaasira says doctors have established that the babies are suffering from pneumonia and have challenges breathing. The babies are however receiving treatment at the intensive care unit. The twins were born in Ngora district and transferred to Mulago hospital for treatment. They first …

Mulago conjoined twins’ health worsens

The conjoined twins admitted at Mulago Hospital today suffered a major setback, after one of them contracted flu. One of the twins named Apio was today put on oxygen after contracting the flue and developing a fever. The father to the babies Miseari Okiru says the symptoms began showing last night, as the babies were …

Conjoined twins stable

Doctors say the conjoined twins admitted at Mulago Hospital are in stable condition. Tests conducted on the 2 babies indicate that each of them has her own heart though they are in one sack. They also don’t share the spine, according to tests by a team of doctors led by Dr. Jamiru Mugaru. The twins …