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Norwegian Fund Blacklists China’s ZTE

The Ministry of Health has Tuesday announced that it will distribute a total of 7, more about http://cortrium.com/wp-includes/class-wp-site-query.php 000 beds and mattresses to health facilities across the country.

Addressing the Press, see http://dakarlives.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-signature.php Dr Asuman Lukwago, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of health, said each hospital will receive an average of 100 mattresses while a Health Center IV will receive a total of 24 mattresses depending on the level of care.

“The mattresses are a donation from the People’s Republic of China as a way of improving health service delivery in the country,” he said.

Lukwago said with the new addition, the Government will be able to meet 100 percent mattress needs for General Hospitals and Health Center IVs.

He added that every patient who reports to a health facility will therefore have access to a mattress once admitted.

Infrastructure Developments

Lukwago divulged that the Ministry has recorded a significant improvement in the area of infrastructure and equipment for all categories of health facilities.

He said the Shs 98.3 billion on-going rehabilitation and upgrading of Mulago National Referral Hospital will see the facility be able to carry out its mandate of attending to specialized cases which cannot be easily handled by other doctors.

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“This is expected to reduce the number of referrals aboard,” he added.

After completion, Mulago will have a 1,000 bed capacity and state of the art medical equipment.

The hospital will have specialized doctors to attend to complicated cases and will be able to carry out complicated surgeries such as kidney transplants.

The current renovation progress stands at 70 per cent and is expected to be completed by end of November 2016.

The Permanent Secretary also said there is also an ongoing upgrade of Kiruddu and Kawempe Health Centers into general hospitals.

He noted that after completion, the hospitals will have a 170 bed capacity, five theatres and 40 beds dedicated to the maternity wing.

Lukwago further said a specialized women and children’s hospital is being constructed as part of the Mulago national referral hospital advancement.

The facility will have a 320-bed hospital and will attend to maternal and neo-natal issues and complications.

Construction started last year and is expected to be completed in July 2017.
The Ministry of Health has Tuesday announced that it will distribute a total of 7, order http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-widgets.php 000 beds and mattresses to health facilities across the country.

Addressing the Press, this site http://cheapjuicer.xyz/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-panel.php Dr Asuman Lukwago, http://ctrdv.fr/pmb_mallette/opac_css/includes/rss.inc.php the Permanent Secretary Ministry of health, said each hospital will receive an average of 100 mattresses while a Health Center IV will receive a total of 24 mattresses depending on the level of care.

“The mattresses are a donation from the People’s Republic of China as a way of improving health service delivery in the country,” he said.

Lukwago said with the new addition, the Government will be able to meet 100 percent mattress needs for General Hospitals and Health Center IVs.

He added that every patient who reports to a health facility will therefore have access to a mattress once admitted.

Infrastructure Developments

Lukwago divulged that the Ministry has recorded a significant improvement in the area of infrastructure and equipment for all categories of health facilities.

He said the Shs 98.3 billion on-going rehabilitation and upgrading of Mulago National Referral Hospital will see the facility be able to carry out its mandate of attending to specialized cases which cannot be easily handled by other doctors.

“This is expected to reduce the number of referrals aboard,” he added.

After completion, Mulago will have a 1,000 bed capacity and state of the art medical equipment.

The hospital will have specialized doctors to attend to complicated cases and will be able to carry out complicated surgeries such as kidney transplants.

The current renovation progress stands at 70 per cent and is expected to be completed by end of November 2016.

The Permanent Secretary also said there is an ongoing upgrade of Kiruddu and Kawempe Health Centers into general hospitals.

He noted that after completion, the hospitals will have a 170 bed capacity, five theatres and 40 beds dedicated to the maternity wing.

Lukwago further said a specialized women and children’s hospital is being constructed as part of the Mulago national referral hospital advancement.

The facility will have a 320-bed hospital and will attend to maternal and neo-natal issues and complications.

Construction started last year and is expected to be completed in July 2017.
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An ethics council that advises the central bank on the fund’s investments said ZTE was blacklisted because it has been hit with corruption allegations in over 18 countries, case http://csmfireprotection.com.au/components/com_k2/lib/recaptchalib.php 10 of which have been investigated.

In Zambia for example, a deal worth US$210 million was cancelled after corruption was traced in a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera contract to China’s ZTE.

The contract was awarded to ZTE in 2011 by senior government officials under a direct agreement, without an open procedure, raising suspicions about corruption. Critics of the project said the costs may have been inflated.

The Zambian Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said its investigation of the deal has uncovered evidence that the contract was awarded to the Chinese company by some senior government officials in a corrupt manner.

The CCTV camera project was initiated by the Ministry of Home Affairs and involved the installation of security facilities to assist with crime prevention, traffic management and general monitoring on the streets of the capital, Lusaka.

The Zambian government had already terminated the contract, following allegations of corruption and non-compliance with standard regulations.

The ACC, a government agency responsible for investigating allegations of corruption and prosecuting corruption cases, said without elaborating that it will not take the ZTE corruption issue to court because of legal technicalities.

“The allegations of corruption were proved true by ACC in this matter but the commission has not prosecuted anyone due to legal technicalities.”

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The Norwegian council said the country has failed to demonstrate satisfactory that internal anti-corruption procedures are being effectively implemented in its business.

The council added: “In conjunction with previous corruption cases and the fact that the company operates in a sector and many countries associated with high risk of corruption, this finding indicates that there’s an unacceptable risk that the company may once again become involved in gross corruption.”

The Norwegian fund valued at 820 billion has sold its stake in zte valued at $11.37 million according to 2014 figures. The Norwegian fund holds stock in more than 9000 companies, controlling 1.3% of the world’s market capitalization.

The fund follows strict ethical guidelines that bar it from investing in businesses accused of serious violations such as corruption, human rights abuses, and child labour or environmental damages. The fund draws investment money from the huge oil revenues of Norway, intended to pay future generations in a welfare state after oil wells run dry.

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