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Kawempe General Hospital gets ward screens, waste bins

By Julius Senyimba

Added 21st September 2016 04:09 PM

The drive is under Uganda Telecom's customer appreciation week

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Uganda Telecom managing director Mark Shoebridge hands over the items to the hospital’s head of gynaecology Dr Judith Ajan and acting director Dr. Nehemiah Katusiime with other hospital staff. Photo by Julius Senyimba

The drive is under Uganda Telecom's customer appreciation week

It has been months since Mulago National Referral Hospital was closed to speed up the renovation works at the biggest hospital in the country.

 

The closure saw patients being relocated to Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) health centres namely; Kawempe and Kiruddu General Hospitals.

However, now the weight of the ever increasing number of patients is slowly straining the health centres’ shoulders.

"This is a good and modern facility we have here but equipment is our big challenge because of the numbers. This hospital offers gynaecology services and treatment of cervical cancer and on average, we receive 100 patients daily," noted Dr. Nehemia Katusiime, the acting director of the Kawempe General Hospital.

 

 

"Hygiene is key in health and with this support of the waste bins; we will definitely have a clean hospital because waste disposal facilities has been a problem” she added.

Katusiime's remarks were aimed at Uganda Telecom which donated the waste bins and ward screens for some privacy in the wards.

The hospital had few waste bins and trash was seen on the floor behind the building where patients' caretakers do laundry from. 

hoebridge is shown around the hospital wards by r jan and r atusiime hoto by ulius enyimba Shoebridge is shown around the hospital wards by Dr Ajan and Dr Katusiime. Photo by Julius Senyimba

 

ubbish at the floor where patients caretakers wash from at the hospital hoto by ulius enyimba Rubbish at the floor where patients’ caretakers wash from at the hospital. Photo by Julius Senyimba

 

Uganda Telecom led by its managing director Mark Shoebridge handed over the donations and promised to revisit the centre soon.

The social corporate responsibility drive is under Uganda Telecom's customer appreciation week where they are giving back to the public.

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