“HOIMA EAST DIVISION MP DONATES AN AMBULANCE”
By Innocent Atuganyira.
Some leaders in Uganda have decided to support the health sector than keep complaining over expectations that might not be achieved in one day as governments across the globe fight against Covid19.
In 2020, Covid19 affected all countries in equal measure overstretching healthcare systems. In Some countries healthcare systems collapsed, governments are operating in a context of radical uncertainty and faced with difficult trade-offs given the health, economic and social challenges it raises.
In a bid to improve Emergency Medical Services across Hoima Oil City, Hoima East Division, Bunyoro Region of Western Uganda, legislator Dr Patrick Mwesigwa Obama has procured an ambulance to strengthen health service delivery.
Unveiling the Sh85 million ambulance at his home in Kichwamba cell, Dr Mwesigwa Obama highlighted the need by the government to prioritize improving the health sector system if its citizens are to be more productive.
He said the covid19 pandemic has exposed challenges in our health sector and it’s time for the country to wake up and invest in the better health service of its citizens.
Mwesigwa said the Ambulance Reg No- UBK 707/C will offer free services in transporting patients within the city and beyond depending on the need without paying any coin.
The legislator also donated six jerrycan of liquid soap, sanitizers, hand gloves and handing washing facilities to Buhanika, Kyakapeya and Omugo Biseko Health centres under the Mwesigwa Patrick foundation.
Bosco Muhanuzi and Robert Kyomuhendo, the Mayor for Hoima East and Hoima West Division respectively commended the legislature for being action oriented leaders but said there was need to address the limited staffing levels in health facilities, renovations and drug stocking.
Judith Atuhairwe, the chairperson for Buchunga cell however expressed concern over high costs involved in government health facilities saying everything other than accommodation is paid for.
Dr Diana Atwine, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health thanks all that have reached out to support the response.
“We thank everyone both in public and private for helping communities with lifesaving accessories, this compliments what government is providing”.