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Health facilities receive new equipment

By Arnest Tumwesige

Added 30th September 2019 02:28 PM

The equipment includes delivery of beds, fridges, Intensive Care Unit beds, wheelchairs, glucometers, sterilizers, blood warmers, chemistry analyzers, waste bins, pulse-oximeters, BP machines, Oxygen concentrators, nebulizers, stethoscopes, clinical gowns, bed linen.

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Some of the equipment being received at the hospital ( Photos by Arnest Tumwesige)

The equipment includes delivery of beds, fridges, Intensive Care Unit beds, wheelchairs, glucometers, sterilizers, blood warmers, chemistry analyzers, waste bins, pulse-oximeters, BP machines, Oxygen concentrators, nebulizers, stethoscopes, clinical gowns, bed linen.

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GULU- Over 40 Private health facilities in 35 districts in Northern and Eastern Uganda have received medical equipment worth sh150m to help improve on health service delivery in hard to reach areas.

The districts include Alebtong, Amuru, Pader , Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo, Omoro, Agago, Otuke, Oyam,Dokolo,Nwoya,Kole, Apac,Lira,Kwania, Amuria,Budaka, Bukedea, Pallisa, Butaleja, Katakwi, Kumi, Manafwa, Bulambuli, Butebo, Namisindwa, Ngora, Serere, Sironko, Soroti, Kaberamaido, Kapchorwa, Kapelebyong and Mbale.

Speaking during the handover of medical equipment at Lacor Hospital in Gulu recently, the deputy chief of party Uganda Vouchers plus activity, Dr. Dennis Buluma said, health facilities are receiving this basic equipment freely to ensure that they offer quality services.

The equipment includes delivery of beds, fridges, Intensive Care Unit beds, wheelchairs,  glucometers, sterilizers, blood warmers, chemistry analyzers, waste bins, pulse-oximeters, BP machines, Oxygen concentrators, nebulizers, stethoscopes, clinical gowns, bed linen.

 

 

“As part of our efforts to help improve quality of care in the supported private facilities, we sourced a donation of assorted medical equipment and supplies from project CURE, a US-based international charity organization,” explained Buluma.

The Voucher Plus project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented by Abt Associates in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

The project increases access to quality maternal health services for poor pregnant women by promoting safe facility-based deliveries to reduce maternal and neonatal death complications.

“Since you have received medical equipment, I call for the need to have a mechanism to address pending challenges that continue to escalate maternal and neonatal deaths,” said Dr. Martin Ssendoya, the Principal Medical Officer who represented the Commissioner Department of Standards for Compliancy, Accreditation and Patient protection at the health ministry.

According to Ssedyona, despite all the efforts put in place by government and development partners, mothers are still dying due to late arrivals in health facilities.

He advised projects coming up to strengthen the functionality of health center IV in order to be able to handle all sorts of deliveries than waiting to travel to main hospitals.

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