How negligence got Jinja Hospital in two-day power blackout

Over the weekend, Jinja Referral hospital was in total blackout, with several departments paralysed and patients being turned away to private facilities if they are to receive any medical attention. The situation followed the hospital running out of electricity credit on Saturday December 8, 2018. According to confidential reports obtained by Nile Post, Jinja Hospital … Continue reading How negligence got Jinja Hospital in two-day power blackout

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Efficiency in service delivery at health facility level: Service time

As clients (patients) visit health facilities to seek for healthcare, most times they are not served immediately. In most instances, the patients have to follow some queues in order to reach the points of service delivery such as clerking, clinician’s rooms, laboratory, and dispensing (pharmacy). We capture this as waiting time, in each key service … Continue reading Efficiency in service delivery at health facility level: Service time

Mulago fees structure versus right to health

On September 17, the Minister of Health, Dr Ruth Aceng, during the launch of the new Mulago Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital, brought to the nation’s attention that government had prescribed certain fees, which patients have to pay before accessing services at the facility. This is a commendable and good initiative on the part of … Continue reading Mulago fees structure versus right to health