IGAD donates 90M/= worth medical supplies to Covid-19

[ABOVE]  SERVICE FOR HUMANITY; Minister Dr.Aceng flagging off the two trucks which were headed for Busia and Elegu border points respectively.

IGAD donates 90M/= worth medical supplies to Covid-19

By Kitts D.Mabonga

KAMPALA

The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has commended the government of Uganda for collectively putting up good strong measures that have helped contain the harsh spread of the deadly corona virus pandemic that continues ravaging the world with great impunity.

THANK YOU IGAD FOR SUPPORTING UGANDA ON COVID-19 FIGHT; Officials from  IGAD led by Lucy Daxbacher in green kitengi  shares a light moment with  ministry of health shortly after the hand over ceremony.

The remarks of encouragement were yesterday sounded by the IGAD migration expert and  coordinator migration protocols Lucy Daxbacher while officially handing over the 90M/= worth emergency medical consignment  to the minister of health Dr.Jane Ruth Aceng at the ministry headquarters in Kampala of which are destined for the two border points of Busia in Eastern Uganda with Kenya and Elegu in the North with South Sudan respectively.

READY FOR THE BORDER POSTS; The two trucks  [left for Busia while right for Elegu] loaded with medical consignments seen before being flagged off by the Dr. Aceng yesterday in Kampala.

The two truck cargo comprised of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), medical equipment and patient care supplies in the continued fight against COVID-19 of which Uganda’s   Ministry of Health is spearheading.

The PPEs include Patient Monitors with bio-lights, suction pumps, pulse oximeters, medical mattresses, aprons, sterile swabs, N-95 Respirator masks, eye googles, sanitizers, gumboots, gloves to mention but a few that are a necessity for the medical teams at the border points of Busia and Elegu.

 IGAD in collaboration with the Ministries of Health is providing these supplies to key medical centres at international border posts in  all the IGAD member States including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

Minister Aceng in appreciation thanked the IGAD secretariat based in Djibouti for the timely support saying it would go a long way in meeting the essential personal needs for both  medical and health frontline personnel currently struggling with truck drivers along the border points in the region.

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