BY ALEX BALUKU
KASESE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2021
At least two health facilities in Kasese district have received Mobile Ultrasound Scanners as a donation from Airtel Uganda under its Safe Motherhood Delivery Programme.
The beneficiary health facilities include Nyamirami Health Centre IV in Muhokya sub-county and Rukooki Health Centre III in Nyamwamba Division of Kasese Municipality.
The telecom company also donated mama-kits and face masks to promote maternal health in the district.
While delivering the donation, Brenden Kachenje, the Airtel’s Director of Sales and Distribution, explained that the company does not only offer telecommunication services, but also gives health support to the expectant mothers.
Kachenje pledged on behalf of the company to train the midwives at the two beneficiary health facilities on how to use the equipment to effectively serve the expectant mothers.
While receiving the donation, Edward Kule, the in-charge at Nyamirami Health Centre IV told the donors that despite receiving the scanner, the facility still faces a number of challenges ranging from transporting patients whenever they are referred to bigger health facilities including Kagando and Kilembe hospitals.
Christopher Macumu, Kasese District Secretary for Social Services, also reported that the beneficiary facilities do not have safe drinking water and appealed to some charity organizations to come to the people’s rescue.
The District Chairperson, Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi, advised the leadership of Muhokya sub-county to acquire more land for constructing more medical wards to expand the health facility.