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Ugandans Discouraged From Seeking Foreign Medical Services

REBRANDED: Dr, Joris Kampala Hospital CEO unveiling the new logo

Residents in Kabale town yesterday were startled when a Toyota Carib burst into flames and burnt to ashes.

The vehicle belonged to Paul Bavuga, information pills http://clinico.cl/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-theme-install-list-table.php a local businessman and Bufumbira East MP aspirant in the coming 2016 elections.

Eyewitnesses told us the vehicle was undergoing repairs on Garage Streets, when out of nowhere it burst into flames.

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“The mechanic was not aware; he was saved by his colleagues who realized the car was ablaze,” one of them told us.

The Police Fire Brigade rushed to the scene and put out the fire, but was not able to save the vehicle.

 

 

 
On the backdrop of a growing number of Ugandans holding fundraising drives to seek specialized medical services abroad, order http://colosseo.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-defaults.php these have been reminded that most of these sophisticated medical services are available in the country.

Prof Bwoogi Kanyerezi, price http://daa.asn.au/wp-includes/session.php one of the founder members of Kampala Hospital advised Ugandans to first inquire from the top health service providers in the country before incurring astronomical expenses traveling abroad.

Prof Kanyerezi addresing media at the rebranding event

Prof Kanyerezi addresing media at the rebranding event

Karekyezi was on Wednesday speaking at the rebranding ceremony of the Kololo based Kampala Hospital where he remarked that going for treatment abroad to some Ugandans has become fashionable.

“It’s interesting; some Ugandans are actually buying air tickets to India for a scan. Most of this equipment is available here and experts who can offer such services. And most interesting some the experts being sought after abroad, seek are Ugandan doctors who left the country because of the poor salaries.”

Dutch Ambasador H.E Alphons Hennekens in a chat with Kampala Hosiptal chairman DR. Frank Njenga at the rebranding event

Dutch Ambasador H.E Alphons Hennekens in a chat with Kampala Hosiptal chairman DR. Frank Njenga at the rebranding event

He added, “I don’t need to advise the government because it knows what to do. Our government knows that doctors demand and really deserve sufficient salaries.

Meanwhile, Prof Kanyerezi called upon all Ugandans to emulate his hard work, putting in place a big facility as Kampala hospital which he started with his colleagues with little resources.

At the event, Dr. Frank Njenga, chairman AAR Medical Services and chairman Kampala Hospital blamed foreigners through their media outlets for reporting negatively about Uganda and Africa as whole.

Prof Kanyerezi receiving a gift hamper from one of the ushers

Prof Kanyerezi receiving a gift hamper from one of the ushers

Dr.  Joris Vanderputten, the CEO of Kampala hospital described the rebranding as the great milestone that is going to help the hospital management enhance awareness in the public about their services.

He noted, “Medical business does not involve competition but working together with other players in the field. I thank all those health service providers who have trusted us with their patients in a number of cases” Joris remarked.

 

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