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Byline: Madinah Tebajjukira and Irene Nabusoba
An independent ministry should be set up to handle maternal health, the deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has said.
"Who is planning for women's health in this country? Basic things like antibiotics, oxytocins (drugs that help manage bleeding) which cost sh300 and manual vacuum aspirators to remove retained products from the womb are not there," she told journalists at a briefing on the state of maternal health on Friday.
"Doctors are operating on telephones... May be we do not know women's needs. Maternal death in Uganda is due to our failure and poor planning. We need to lift maternal health out …