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.
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.