BY INNOCENT ATUGANYIRA
BULIISA: SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2021
The Buliisa district in Bunyoro region, western Uganda is set to receive a boost of ten oxygen cylinders to be used at the intensive care unit of the Covid-19 treatment centre at Buliisa hospital.
Dr. Robert Mugabe, the Buliisa district health educator made the disclosure following a telephone conversation with the Ministry of Health officials who confirmed the impending development.
“We are planning to pick the oxygen cylinders from Kampala, and they will boost our work through saving lives of citizens,” he said.
Buliisa district has four oxygen cyliders of which two are at Buliisa Health Centre IV, and other two are at Buliisa District General Hospital.
Dr. Mugabe said when the district receives ten oxygen cylinders from the ministry of health they will make a total of twelve medical gas cylinders at the hospital and help to save hundred lives.
He explained that since they had inadequate oxygen cylinders in the district, when they receive the ten from the ministry of health, they will be able to carry out their duties without much challenges.
“The twelve oxygen cylinders will help to save a thousand lives from Covid-19, and will along way improve intensive care services for pregnant mothers and people who have undergone surgical operation,” said Dr. Mugabe.
In a bid to fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the government of Uganda through the ministry of health has played a big role in saving lives of citizens by among others sourcing for more coronavirus vaccines, procuring ambulances, double cabin pick-up trucks and oxygen cylinders.