MARCH 19TH 2023
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The finance ministry notes that
the country loses over sh450b
to medical tourism, annually.
The health ministry puts the
figures being spent annually on
sending ministers, Members of
Parliament, and senior
government officers abroad for
treatment, at sh30b.
If you have been to a hospital before, you may have noticed that abig percentage of patients are either children or women.
Men tend to visit in smaller numbers and even when they do, chances are, they are either accompanying their children or wives.
But why is this the case?
Many Ugandans travel abroad for medical treatment, because doctors in the country often don’t have the necessary experience or equipment. But a Ugandan urologist opened a hospital last year in a Kampala suburb with a lofty goal: to offer excellent medical services to Ugandans – in Uganda.
To be a center of excellence in Urology and Nephrology care in the heart of Africa, through facilitation and reduction of urological conditions in uganda and the region,
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