MUKONO — Rotary International on Wednesday, May 6, delivered hospital supplies to the Mukono District Covid 19 Task force.
The donation comes as a response to the president’s directives to well wishers and business people to join forces with government to fight Covid 19 and ease life during the lockdown.
The supplies are part of a UGX. 1.2
Billion contribution that both Rotary Mukono and Rotary Kampala South made as support for countrywide activities against Covid 19.
Rosette Nabumba Nayenga the representative of Rotary International said that the supplies are support from Rotary towards complimenting the National effort to fight Covid 19 in our communities.
Nabumba said: “Rotary International has contributed USD 323 about UGX 1.2B to Uganda and Tanzania through medical supplies to fight Covid 19.”
“Rotary is interested in promoting good well, peace and world understanding we do that through humanitarian we try to do this through helping to solve community problems and the current being Covid 19”She added
The chairperson Relief Sub-Committee Dr. Fred Yiga said that the supplies are to be given to hospitals like Naggalama hospital, Mukono Church of Uganda hospital.
“The health workers will be provided with personal protective equipments like gloves, sanitizers, masks, temperature guns among other for their protection as they deal with patients, the water tanks are to be put at the entrance of the hospitals” he said
He also revealed that they have received water tanks that will be put at hospitals, temperature guns to help know the person you are talking to is not a danger to you, masks, gloves, sanitizers, jik, buckets, bar soap among others.
The RDC Mukono Fred Bamwine noted that Naggalama hospital and Mukono church of Uganda hospital receive so many people and yet they have limited hospital supplies compared to government hospitals.
“These being private hospitals, they get little intervention from the government which is currently providing supplies to their hospitals and health centers.”
“I therefore thank Rotary International for thinking about health workers who are now on the frontline of this COVID19. During this pandemic the health workers need to have these supplies to protect their hands, faces as they work on their patients.” He added
However, he said that they still have a challenge of food and fuel.
Bamwine said: “We still have a challenge of food of people who are not working they are in their homes without anything now, we need fuel for picking emergencies like expectant mothers, those with heart conditions. It’s unfortunate that we have ambulances but no fuel.”