Apostle Alex Mitala, the founder of Back to the Bible Truth Evangelistic Mission-BBT Mission said they did a survey at the hospital and established that it was lacking the basic equipment, something that had affected its operations.
Nakaseke hospital has received
an assortment of basic medical supplies, thanks to Back to the Bible Truth
The medical supplies were handed over the hospital
management on Monday.
They include surgical
sterilizer, delivery beds, microscope, face masks, resuscitation machine and
patient monitors among others. The equipment is valued at Over Shillings 120
Apostle Alex Mitala, the founder of Back to the Bible Truth
Evangelistic Mission-BBT Mission said they did a survey at the hospital and established
that it was lacking the basic equipment, something that had affected its
to Mitala, they sourced the donated equipment
from the United States Army to help improve service delivery at the facility.
Kaberuka, the chairperson Nakaseke Hospital Management Committee welcomed the
donation, saying it is timely because some of the equipment at the facility is
faulty and obsolete.
explained that the only microscope at the
facility is faulty whereas the sterilizer was inadequate. Kaberuka also
explained that government delivered substandard delivery beds in 2015, which
were rejected by local leaders and have never been replaced.
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Janet Namakula, a patient found at the facility told URN that
she was disappointed when she was turned away by the laboratory technician on
grounds that the microscope was faulty.
Namakula said she was happy to see BBT mission donating a new
LC V Chairperson, Ignatius Koomu Kiwanuka, said
the medical equipment was a great relief and cautioned staff against poor use.
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Nakaseke receives Shillings 73 million for its
operational costs each quarter. The facility handles 6000 patients and 300
deliveries each month.
The Hospital last received major medical
supplies from government in 2015. However, most of the equipment has broken down because of low
quality. Government with support from World Bank injected about Shillings 17.6
billion for renovating and equipping of the hospital in 2015.
The construction works included the renovation of the existing
facilities and construction of additional blocks. Yanjian Company Limited
completed the refurbishments works and handed over the facility to Nakaseke
Hospital management in September 2015.