MUKONO – Royikems Industries Ltd under their brand Rose Foam mattresses has donated 500 mattresses to Mukono District for the Mukono rehabilitation center following the COVID-19 in Uganda.
The facility is established at the premises of Limkong University in Namataba, Mukono District where all COVID-19 suspects in are taken before Ministry of Health officials picks samples from them.
The Chairman board of Royikems Mr. Ronnie Nyanzi said that as an industry they decided to give back to the community as a response to President Museveni’s call to the business people to help with all they can.
He said: “We discovered that the rehabilitation center has few mattresses and we are giving 500 mattresses for those taken to the quarantine center in Namataba.”
The President last week urged that the transportation of the health teams in the districts will effectively respond to any cases of Coronavirus in the country while addressing the nation.
“I call upon our rich people to contribute new vehicles so long as they are 4-wheel drive. I won’t accept the second hand. Even after this problem is over, this can be the fleet of the Ministry of Health,” he said.
“We were also told that there are no many cars that are able to go pick suspects from various villages but there is no fuel, We there for give 2000 liters of diesel from Shell to the district.” Mr. Nyanzi said
The LCV Chairperson Mr. Andrew Ssenyonga said that as a district they setup their own rehabilitation center for the COVID-19 suspects in Mukono to ease the work of Ministry of Health.
“When we decided to set up our own rehabilitation center we had a few mattresses but the number was big. I then got a call from Rosefoam industry to come in a help with distributing mattresses.” He said
Leader of the Mukono District task force and regional RDC Mr. Fred Bamwine said that the district has so far received 192 suspects but non was tested positive.
He urged all those industries within Mukono especially those dealing with food and drinks to come and partner with them.
“In times like this factories in Mukono should also come out and partner with us especially food milling industries, drinks because that is the biggest problem we are facing right now,” he noted