government has donated personal protective equipment-PPE and testing kits worth
10.8 Billion Shillings to support Uganda's efforts against COVID-19.
The items include one million face masks (FFP2), 54,600 Antigen testing kits
and nine Osiris3 respirators.
Aniambossou, the French Ambassador to Uganda handed over the items on Tuesday to Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja and the Health Minister
Dr Ruth Aceng.
Aniambossou noted that the donation will boost efforts to protect health workers
during the pandemic.
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This is the second time, the French Government is boosting the country’s fight
against covid-19. Last month,
the French government donated 175,200 doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine through
the COVAX Facility.
says the donation is timely and that the items will be distributed to all the
health facilities across the country.
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Addressing the media, Nabbanja said that the National Medical Stores- NMS
should deliver the first batch of PPE to Kapchorwa district. She explained
that she had received reports that health facilities in the district are lacking
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from the French government comes at a time when there are reports of a lack of
PPEs in major health facilities in the country.
Last month, Health workers at
Masindi General Hospital have laid down their tools due to a lack of Personal
Protective Equipment-PPE, leaving several Covid-19 patients stranded.