Buluba Mission Hospital in Mayuge district has received a boost of modern medical equipment worth 500 million shillings from Hope Institute of Wisconsin State in the United States of America.
They include an X-ray machine, laboratory and surgical equipment, beds and mattresses. The equipment was donated to Buluba Mission Hospital through Edgerton Hospital in the USA.
While handing of the items of the behalf of the donors on Saturday, Dr Paul Isiko said the equipment was bought with generous contributions of friends and members of Hope Institute of Wisconsin State in an effort to enable the rural Ugandans access modern medical services.
He said they would like to see Ugandans in hard to reach areas access better health services. Dr Isiko also handed over another set of equipment to Mercy Clinic and Tumaire Childs’ Home in Iganga District.
He asked the hospital management to put the items to the intended use and ensure that the end goal of benefiting the disadvantaged people in the rural areas is achieved.
Dr. Elizabeth Nionzima, the medical Superintendent Buluba Hospital said the donation was timely. She said the items had come when they need them since most of the equipment they received three years ago from the same organization are
Nionzima said the equipment will go a long way to help the hospital reduce its operational costs, which will in turn benefit the patients in form of subsidized medical bills.
She was especially happy with the food donation saying this will help to improve on the lives of malnourished children in the hospital wards.
Nionzima urged residents to take advantage of the modern equipment and supplies and ensure that they turn up in large numbers to get treatment.