has donated 300 oxygen cylinders to regional referral hospitals.
The cylinders worth 330 Million Shillings, were handed over to Prime Minister
Robinah Nabbanja on Wednesday in Kampala. Each of the referral hospitals will receive
20 cylinders filled with oxygen.
According to Nabbanja, the donation has reduced the burden of the government to
buy cylinders. She noted that currently, the government is having a shortage of
18,000 oxygen cylinders.
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This donation comes at a time when regional hospitals have been experiencing a
shortage of Oxygen which is critical in the management of covid-19 cases.
Sector Foundation-PSF Acting Executive Director Francis Kisirinya, says that
they encouraging other members to contribute towards the fight of covid 19 as
it was in the first lockdown of 2020.
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Kisirinya also called for accountability and transparency for the items donated
to the national task force.
The Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs Nile Breweries, Onapito Ekolomoit,
says that their target was to see that at least the major referral hospitals in
17 districts across the country benefit from the donation.
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Masaka regional referral hospital, the senior human resource officer, Muganzi
Stephen Merengye, says the donation is timely. He
says that the oxygen plant often breaks down after being overstretched. He says
the plant was working beyond its normal capacity because of the increase in the
number of COVID-19 cases.
He adds that
the hospital has been collecting oxygen from Roofing in Kampala which has been
expensive to the hospital. According to Merengye, the hospital requires
20 oxygen cylinders daily.