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COVID-19: KOFIH donates items worth sh390m

By Violet Nabatanzi

Added 21st May 2020 08:35 PM

Speaking while receiving the donation, Dr. Ruth Aceng commended KOFIH for the donation and said it will support the facilities that are in critical need.

COVID-19: KOFIH donates items worth sh390m

Catherine Nayeong Yu (Centre,) the acting country representative Korea Foundation for International Healthcare handing over the items to Dr. Ruth Aceng(Right) the Minister of Health flanked by Dr. Diana Atwine(Left) the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health at the Ministry of Health on May 20, 2020. Photos by Godfrey Kimono

Speaking while receiving the donation, Dr. Ruth Aceng commended KOFIH for the donation and said it will support the facilities that are in critical need.

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Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) has donated an assortment of items towards Covid-19 response.

Speaking while handing over the items to the Minister of Health Dr. Ruth Aceng, the acting country representative KOFIH Catherine Yu said the equipment is worth sh390m.

She said through the emergency medical services strengthening project, KOFIH is supporting MOH to provide PPE for ambulance drivers and support the training of ambulance drivers and call and dispatch personnel to enhance the pre-hospital care for COVID-19 patients.

 
The items include PCR kits, N95 masks, disposable masks, thermometers, disposable coveralls, reusable coveralls, disposable plastic aprons, gloves, boots, mattresses, doctors and patients scrubs, isolation unit beds, blankets, intravenous infusion set syringes, cannulas gauge, ambulance linen, foldable stretchers, and disinfection items set, among others.

Speaking while receiving the donation, Dr. Ruth Aceng commended KOFIH for the donation and said it will support the facilities that are in critical need.

Since 2017, KOFIH has been active in Uganda implementing various projects including the Health System Strengthening project focused on emergency medical service and national tuberculosis control capacity building.

 

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