Government has decided to withdraw the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Bill, 2019. The Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Aceng is this week expected to appear on the floor of Parliament to withdraw the Bill that has taken the Ministry about 20years to discuss and draft.
The cabinet approved that the country purchases 18 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines.
The health ministry will purchase the Astra Zeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India and the order has already been made.
Uganda is expecting to receive its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines by April or May, The Kampala Post has learned.
An official statement obtained by the website shows that the East African nation spent US$ 164 million to acquire doses for 9 million people.
After months of research and other lab activities, Ugandan scientists have today commenced clinical trials for a locally-produced regimen aimed at Covid-19.
President Yoweri Museveni will tomorrow, Wednesday launch the first clinical trial for the COVID-19 treatment.
President Museveni will on Sunday, Jan 10 preside over at the launch of the distribution of mosquito nets in Kampala and Wakiso districts.
The ministry of health has said it has not yet confirmed with the manufacturer the cost at which the Covid-19 vaccine will be shipped into the country.
The ministry released a statement after posts started making rounds on social media, claiming different costs of the vaccine.
The ministry of health has said that Uganda’s application to access the Covid-19 vaccine that’s already in circulation and accepted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The Minister of ICT and National Guidance cautioned Ugandans to continue observing SOPs set to protect them from the coronavirus as it might take about six months before the vaccine is shipped into the country.