KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has received a UGX.100M boost towards the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
The money is part of a donation by Stanbic Bank, Uganda to signify their willingness to participate in the efforts aimed at protecting Ugandans from the pandemic and show solidarity with the country.
The bank also donated protective gear and fuel to the Ministry of Health- Uganda officials to undertake tracing and contact outreach in the local communities and villages.
Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Anne Juuko said the contribution will support the much-needed public awareness on safety and funding of personal protective equipment and medical supplies for frontline medical staff working with patients.
“We are providing protective gear and fuel to the Ministry of Health- Uganda officials to undertake tracing and contact outreach in the local communities and villages to ensure patients are attended to and frontline officials protected.
Dr Diana Atwine, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health, assured the public that the support will be used to improve service deliver for the patients and the people who are affected by COVID-19.
As of today, Uganda 53 people are affected with 1, 436 under follow up and institutional quarantine.
The Ministry of Health through the national taskforce is tracing 17834 missing people who arrived in country between March 7 and 22 for coronavirus testing.
Majority of the total cases are Ugandans who got infected from abroad especially Dubai and Europe.
Some of the companies that have given a helping hand to the Ministry of Health include: SCD Uganda, Ltd (producers of Darling hair products) contributed UGX.200 million, Seyani Brothers donated UGX.50 Million, Vivo Energy Uganda donated UGX.60 million and Alibaba Group gave a donation which consisted of 100,000 masks, 20,089 test kits, 741 PPEs and 1,111 face shields.
Others include Ruparelia Group and Mandela Group who donated two brand new pickups each