Bugiri gets ambulance
BUGIRI -The Japanese International Cooperation Agency has donated an ambulance to Bugiri Hospital.
BUGIRI -The Japanese International Cooperation Agency has donated an ambulance to Bugiri Hospital. The hospital administrator, Sarah Nabulime, who received the vehicle on behalf of the medical superintendent, Dr. Sarah Namboozo, said the hospital was using double-cabin pick-up trucks to transport patients. She said the time of moving patients from health centres had reduced by 30 minutes. The agency also donated a dental unit, theatre equipment, operating lights, patient monitors, four delivery beds, two incubators, two infant warmers and an ultra-sound machine. Nabulime said four hospital staff members were undergoing training funded by the agency. The Japanese agency promised to renovate the hospital.
Fire burns five shops
KAMULI -Fire gutted lock-up shops in Kamuli town council, destroying property worth over sh10m. The south-eastern regional Police commander, Christopher Kubai, said the incident occurred on Thursday at about 1:00pm. Eyewitnesses said the fire started from a lock-up shop belonging to Halima Nakisige, a resident of Bunagwe zone, and spread to four others. Kubai said the fire could have been caused by an electric short circuit. He explained that Police officers and residents put out the fire before it could spread to other shops. Kubai said the other lock-up shops that were burnt belonged to Rebecca Kinyire, John Kyobe, Farouk Mubiru and Cecilia Nakadye, all residents of Kamuli town council. He urged shop owners to be vigilant in preventing fires.
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