Category «Health»

Gynecologist suspended over misconduct

A senior gynecologist at Mulago Hospital has been suspended for two years over misconduct. Dr. Asinja Kapur is said to have altered a medical report involving a couple whose baby boy disappeared at the hospital. They were instead given a corpse of baby girl. The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council has confirmed that Dr. …

No more condom shortage

Condoms

Uganda has adequate condoms in stock. The Ministry of Health says it has enough condom stocks to last for about half a year. This comes on the backdrop of reports of recent condom shortages in some parts of the country. Appearing before Parliament’s Health committee today, the coordinator of the ABC desk at the ministry, …

ARV shortage bites harder

The shortage of Anti-Retroviral drugs in several hospitals is real. People living with HIV/AIDS say that they are already feeling the pinch with many being turned away by doctors. The National Forum of People Living with HIV/AIDS advocacy officer, Margret Happy says Busia district has been worst hit with hospitals now running to nearby clinics. …

Modern toilets to address poor sanitation in hospitals

Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye Health Minister

In a move meant to improve hygiene in hospitals, government is working on a modern sanitation system to eliminate many pipes. The State Minister for Primary Health Care Elioda Tumwesigye says this new system will help reduce cases of blockage and general poor sanitation that have in the past plagued many of the government health …

Appeal on to support breastfeeding mothers

Mothers living with HIV/AIDS need to be supported to exclusively breast feed their babies. The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has pledged support to these mothers to ensure good health for the infants. He has promised to direct Members of Parliament to roll out breastfeeding campaigns in their respective constituencies. Relatedly, Health Minister Rukahana …