ISHAKA – Kampala International University Teaching Hospital (KIUTH) just like other hospitals in Uganda, has taken up the initiative to prepare herself to fight against the global pandemic COVID-19.
Musa Muhammad, the Deputy Principal Nursing Officer (PNO) and member of the COVID-19 taskforce during an interview, revealed that KIUTH community and staff looks forward to a Coronavirus-free world by observing the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.
“I have to make sure everything is going on well. Otherwise, any slip up may be costly,” added Musa.
This explains why the vigilant PNO strives to execute his duties at the hospital everyday by ensuring that the safety equipment like the temperature gun is working well and the triage nurses are on ground.
He also goes an extra mile to monitor nurses, coordinate the supply of equipment and brief the personnel on duty.
With the continued increase in number of Coronavirus cases in the country to the latest 74 cases after the addition of the current 11 truck drivers, the risk of infection is still high.
Despite the risk, however, Musa and his staff continue to work and save lives as they continue to observe the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and the President.
Besides the KIUTH preparedness, KIU has also participated in the fight against Coronavirus by creating a 24 hour information desk aimed at delivering information on awareness about Coronavirus.
More to that, KIU proprietor and university Chairman Board of Trustees (CBOT), Al Hajj Hassan Basajjabalaba, also donated UGX100M to the National Taskforce on COVID-19 in response to the presidential call to support Ugandans during this tough and challenging time.
All these including the implementation of a series of measures at the KIU Teaching Hospital in Ishaka for Coronavirus preparedness, has portrayed the institution’s interest in striving for a Coronavirus free world.