In a bid to fight the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary clubs have given out face shields to Kiruddu and Nsambya Hospital.
Former District Governor of Rotary District 9211, Emmanuel Katongole handed over 700 face shields to medical staff of the two hospitals in Kampala on Saturday. The Rotary clubs that contributed include Muyenga, Tank- Hill and Sunday Sunset.
Katongole hailed the medical staff for being at fore-front in the fight against COVID-19.
"I hail the health workers for playing a big role in fighting COVID-19. Your resilience enabled the country to be classified among the 10 countries in the world that have managed and contained the pandemic," he said.
Katongole said as Rotarians, they have done many things that include construction of blood banks at Mengo hospital, Uganda Heart Institute and Nsambya Hospital Cancer Ward.
Hannifer Musoke, the president of the Rotary Club of Muyenga said the donation of face shields to the hospitals was geared at helping the staff to guard themselves against the COVID-19.
"We decided to come together as three clubs of rotary and decided to add on our contribution to the health sector especially during this period of COVID-19 pandemic," she said.
Florence Byabazaire Lule, the president of Rotary Club Sunday Sunset hailed members of the rotary club for their noble contribution towards the safety of health workers.
"Most of the staff in the hospitals lack PPEs, so the donation is timely and will ensure that most of the staff are safe from the pandemic," she said. Byabazaire advised medical staff to ensure that the donations are handled and used properly especially in terms of safety compliance.