The donation, which includes ultra sound machines and motorcycles, is worth about 1.2bn.
MASAKA - Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) has donated ambulances and medical equipment to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.
The donation, which includes ultra sound machines and motorcycles, is worth $320,000 (about 1.2bn).
Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng and Korea's ambassador to Uganda Ha Byung-Kyoo attended the handover ceremony at the facility in Masaka.
KOFIH director-general Kim Hyun-Kyung and Kim Eun-Jung, the deputy representative of KOFIH's Uganda office, were also ther
"It is essential to provide functional emergency medical services in emergencies where lives are at stake," said Ssekandi.
"KOFIH's support project will contribute significantly to the development of health services in Uganda."
Ambassador Byung-Kyoo said: “Through the KOFIH project in Masaka Regional Referral Hospital and Bukomansimbi, over 15,857 people were treated at the newly renovated emergency unit and over 350 doctors and nurses from KOFIH trained in emergency medical service.
"It will be a step forward and a commitment of Korea government to continue building the close friendship between Korea and Uganda in order to achieve mutual development and prosperity," he added.
During the ceremony, doctors and nurses who trained from Wonju Severance Christian Hospital in the past one week exhibited their newly acquired skills in emergency care.
The production included pre-hospital, call and dispatch, ambulance care and facility care.
The donated items will be used at Masaka Hospital and Bukomansimbi Butenga Health Centre.
The KOFIH Uganda office has since 2017 been implementing a health system strengthening project focused on emergency medical service in Masaka and Bukomansimbi. It will have injected $3.5m (about sh13b10b by 2021.