NTUNGAMO- The Rotary Club International of South Korea through the Makindye, Kisaasi Kyanja and Ntungamo District have embarked on re-equipping Kitwe Health Centre IV in Ruhaama county Ntungamo district with medical equipment worth $80,000 US dollars (UGX 300M) program to as part of efforts to reduce infant and maternal mortality rate in the country.
According to Kayitarama Godfrey the past president of Rotary Club International Makindye, Kitwe Health centre IV received a valuable donation in medical equipment from the Rotary Club International which will boost the service delivery amongst infant and maternal health in the district.
Medical equipments that were received on Tuesday at a scientific ceremony held at the facility’s compound included An oxygen concentrator machine, Vacuum extractor, Blood count machine, ultrasound devices, tables for patient examination, temperature guns, beds, mattresses, many other things and medical ambulance and solar panel will be coming within a month .
Handing over the medical equipment to the district officials, the Ntungamo Woman MP Hon Beatrice Rwakimaari hailed the NRM government for the peace that has enabled charity organizations such as Rotary to supplement government efforts of extending health services to the communities.
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Hon Rwakimaari who is also a member of Rotary Club Makindye noted that the government would have taken long to secure such medical equipment to Kitwe Health centre.
She revealed that it was through her membership that enabled her to lobby for machines commanding the members for supporting her request.
Hon Rwakimaari noted the same donation will also roll out to other health facilities in the district after securing more funds.
Receiving the donations RDC Ntungamo George Bakunda tasked the staff to maintain the machines and put them into use and avoid mishandling them in order to be sustainable.
The Ntungamo district chairperson Dennis Singahache appealed to the public to always exhibit the spirit of charity in order to help the less privileged communities.
Present were DHO Dr Bakamuturaki Richard, Dr. Okello Ambrose the facility in charge, Byamukama Emmanuel the town clerk Kitwe Town council, Rotarians and leaders among others