Excitement as MTN injects shs 100m in health sector

Officials pose for a group photo with one of the donated beds

In a bid to give back and uplift the our country’s health sector, MTN Uganda has on Monday donated 100 beds to nine health centers under the jurisdiction of the Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA).

The beds and amenities including mattresses, bed sheets, blankets and mosquito nets were handed over to Kisugu, Komamboga, Kisenyi, Kitebi and Kawaala.

The donated items that include 100 mattresses, 100 bed sheets, 100 blankets and 100 mosquito nets equated at a tune of 100,000,000 Uganda shillings which were delivered by Anthony Katamba, the General Manager, Corporate Services MTN Uganda at Kawaala Health Center.

He noted that this is one of the projects MTN Uganda is working on to see that the lives of our are in safe hands and this whole initiative is part of the broader MTN Foundation’s support to the health sector through its “Access to Healthcare” initiative.

Katamba also added that Low bed capacity in health centers results in people sleeping on the floor, which is often uncomfortable and below the minimum standards for health care thereby forcing MTN to come in so that the problem can be solved.

Speaking during the event Jennifer Musisi the Executive Director of KCCA hailed MTN for the motherly loved depicted and called upon them not to stop on this since Ugandans still need a lot of help in regard with the health sector.

It should be noted that reports on the state of regional referral hospitals in Uganda overtime, indicate that most facilities and equipment in these hospitals countrywide are in a state of disrepair. Bed capacity in hospitals and health centers is still low resulting into overcrowding and poor quality care of inpatients.

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