LUBAGA AND MULAGO GET VENTILATORS TO HANDLE COVID-19 PATIENTS

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Lubaga and Mulago hospitals have received ventilators-equipment that are vital in handling COVID-19 patients worldwide.
The donation curtesy of the Germany embassy in Uganda and the Malteser International is envisaged to boost capacities for both hospitals especially in the wake of another wave of the pandemic.
Dr. Andrew Ssekitoleko, the executive director Lubaga hospital and Dr. Annet Alenyo of the Emergency Medical Service at the ministry of health received the equipment on behalf of the two facilities.

Seven months ago, Uganda registered her first COVID-19 case and right away, efforts to minimize it’s effect were set rolling.
As the situation kept worsening, both public and private health facilities embarked on creating isolation centres, and so did St. Mary’s Lubaga Hospital.

However, this development came with its own challenges.
Following a long time partnership with Lubaga hospital, the embassy of Germany in conjunction with Malteser International has donated two ventilators to upscale services in the health sector.

While handing over the equipment, H.E Mathias Shauer, described the current COVID-19 situation as tricky times that need cooperation from everyone.

Dr. Annet Alenyo represented the director for emergency medical services at the event.

With the spiking COVID-19 cases countrywide, it is expected that health facilities, and the ministry of health in particular, will heavily lean on such gestures to minimize the impact of the pandemic.

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