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COVID-19: UMA donates protective equipment to Mbarara hospital

By Adolf Ayoreka

Added 21st July 2020 04:56 PM

Dr Steven Ayera the vice president UMA said the protection of health workers is a key aspect to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from health worker to health worker and patient to health worker.

COVID-19: UMA donates protective equipment to Mbarara hospital

Dr Ayera, Dr Barigye and Dr Wasswa Ssalongo holding some of the protective equipment delivered to the hospital. (Photo by Adolf Ayoreka)

Dr Steven Ayera the vice president UMA said the protection of health workers is a key aspect to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from health worker to health worker and patient to health worker.

HEALTH   COVID-19

MBARARA - The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) is on a national campaign to equip all 14 regional referral hospitals in Uganda with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent health workers from contracting COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Steven Ayera the vice president UMA said the protection of health workers is a key aspect to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from health worker to health worker and patient to health worker.

On Monday, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital received 20 packets of face masks, 20 bottles of sanitizer each one litre, two 10 litre jerrycans of sanitizers, 60 pieces of face shields,150 pieces of KN95 masks and 20 boxes of disposable gloves.

 "This equipment will help to protect our health workers especially those working in Ophthalmology, isolation centres, dental unit and Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) unit where there is close contact with the face," said Dr Ayera.

UMA team at Mbarara Regional Referal Hospital. (Photo by Adolf Ayoreka)


Dr Ayera said their intention is not to take over the role of government but to compliment on the efforts of government through filling the missing gaps as far as equipping and protecting health workers is concerned.

 "We are moving to all the regional referral hospitals and this is the second time we delivering these materials, the first distribution cost sh46m and this last distribution has cost us sh52m" Ayera revealed.

 Dr Celestine Barigye, the director of Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital applauded UMA for reaching out to the hospital.

The PPE will enable our medical workers to protect themselves. I call upon more donors to donate more PPE as we continue the fight against coronavirus," Barigye said.

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