Engineers in the Ministry of Health have invented a local technology that would be used to construct hospital incinerators.
The director of clinical and public health, Dr Sam Nzaramba, praised the engineers saying the technology had been tested and approved. It will be used to construct 14 incinerators at different hospitals in the country within this year.
He made the remarks on Friday at a workshop attended by senior officials in the Ministry of Health held at Crested Crane Hotel in Jinja.
â€œThe engineers applied the technology know-how on a model incinerator constructed at Mubende hospital. I am glad to announce that for the last two years the invention has proved to be ideal,â€ he said.
The objective of the workshop was to evaluate the annual performance of the ministry in the previous year and review the work-plan for the financial year 2002/03.
A senior engineer at the ministry who declined to identify himself told the workshop the total cost of constructing the incinerator using the new technology was sh15m and an annual service expense of sh2m.
He said the materials used to construct the incinerators included refractory bricks from Kajjansi near Kampala and a diesel burner.
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