- The Shs 3 billion equipment is a support health centers across the district
- At least 267 items for Moyo general Hospital,194 Metu Health Centre III,100 St Thomas Aquinas Health Unit, 69 Moyo Mission HC IV,63 Redeemer Children’s Home-Moyo and 66 items for Secret Heart Sisters health Unit
- Some of the health centers across the district lack equipment due to little support
By Metedio Iceta
Moyo- The Efforts to Educate the Needy Children of Uganda (EENU), a Non-Government Organization (NGO) involved in Education sector in Madi Sub region, West Nile region, Uganda has donated a Shs 3 billion medical equipment.
The donated items handed over on Sunday to the district leaders at St Thomas Aquinas College Compound, Erepi include beds, Monitor ICU surgery, surgical caps, hats and shoe covers, Transformer 500-watt, oxygen constructor, blood warmer, boxes of surgical gloves, dozens of dressing bandages among others.
Mr Joseph Ambayo, the Executive Director EENU said the organization due to insecurity between 1970s-1980s.
“We (Founders) through Rev Fr Robert Aluonzi came up with the initiative to assist needy children through quality education. Today, we have infrastructures coming in place and these are inspired by the fact that there was need to revise the bad situation with donations of these medical equipment.”
He said: “Rev Fr Aluonzi through his friends saw it important to have donation these items to help our people in the district. This equipment are going to help our people and the greatest percentage goes to Moyo general hospital.”
Dr Franklin Iddi, the District Health Officer (DHO) Moyo, said: “We are happy to receive this equipment that will help even the South Sudanese refugees. We still need more help in health to support other health Centres. Although we get assistance from government but still it is not enough. We need more help from development partners.”
Mr Raphael Baku the Chairman Board of director EENU hands-over simple to Mr Alex Chelimo CAO Moyo district. Photo by Metedio Iceta.
Mr Raphael Baku, the Chairman Board of director EENU said: “Previously, we made requests for our health unit for the school which cannot be without a health facility but fortunately we got support to meet our requirement. The next thing we thought of was to give it out to our hospital and other health facilities as being an organization in the district to support government in health sector.”
Meanwhile, the outgoing Resident District Commissioner, Mr Shuaib Toko, urged the health workers to correctly use the items. “Let us put these items to the right use to ensure that it doesn’t end into the hands of wrong elements. We are going to monitor this closely so that they are not lost,” he said.
He noted that in the recent health sector review meeting held in Adjumani district there was mention that death especially maternal death are attributed to failure to operationalize the Health Centre IVs and also failure to put health Centre IVs to some of those areas.