Mulago Referral Hospital

An Ugandan prison officer receives the first injection of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Mulago Referral Hospital in Kampala, on the first day of a vaccination campaign on March 10, 2021.
 

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Whether the patient lives or dies, what is a fair medical bill?

What you need to know:

  • Our healthcare givers must understand that “fair” recompense must not be the first thing on their minds.
  • Saving lives remains the top priority of their calling, according to their Hippocratic Oath.

Tell me, please, whether this is a blessing or a curse. “May you succeed, prosper and make a billion dollars, and may you spend it all on medical bills.” A different and shorter version of this is, “May you win the national lottery, and may you spend it all on doctors.”

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