Medical officers from Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have joined their counterparts from other government health facilities to offer free health services to Ugandans at the 2018 taxpayers’ appreciation week.
The UPDF deputy defense and army spokesperson, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, in a statement identified that the UPDF TEAM medical team composed of surgeons, physicians and nurses who joined the medics from Mulago and Lubaga hospitals to offer free medical services.
The health services being offered include; free medical check-ups and vaccination for diseases like yellow fever and Hepatitis B. Much more, the soldiers went ahead to make products that are essential for personal and home use which were displayed for the tax payers.
“Mubende Rehabilitation Center is helping the disabled and exhibiting limbs made at their center. Products made by spouses of UPDF officers and men are part of the menu at the ministry of Defense stall with a host of hand-made crafts for home and personal use,” the statement read.
The UPDF also exhibited the newly unveiled “Nyoka” Infantry fighting Vehicles assembled by UPDF engineers at Magamaga Nyoka Conversion Center in Jinja, which attracted excitement from the public who were coming close to them for the first time.
UPDF is participating in the highly-billed taxpayers’ appreciation week under its mother ministry, the Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs.
It should be noted that the Tax payers appreciation week has been organised by URA to give back to the taxpayers with various free services.