[ABOVE] The IEEE country boss Ezabo Baron on left with colleagues prepare to hand over the consignment of face masks to the ministry principal assistant secretary Everest Ahimbisibwe on left.
IEEE donates face masks to Covid19
By Kitts D.Mabonga
The ministry of health has commended members of the Institute of electrical and electronic engineers (IEEE) for responding to the appeal by the president calling for donations in fighting the dreaded corona virus pandemic.
The remarks were on Thursday made by the principal assistant secretary in the ministry of health Mr.Everest Ahimbisibwe while receiving a consignment of face masks from IEEE bosses at the ministry headquarters.
THE DONATION IS HERE SIR;Officials from IEEE on right handing over the consignment of face masks to the ministry of health principal assistant secretary Everest Ahimbisibwe at the ministry headquarters on Thursday.
Ahimbisibwe observed that his ministry was in dare need for more personal protective equipment (PPEs) to able to cover all medical officers among upcountry health facilities as they fight the Covid19 pandemic.
The IEEE Uganda section chairman Ezabo Baron said his 400 strong member body was proud to be part of those people responding to the appeal by president Museveni for support towards fighting the pandemic.
NATIONAL DUTY COURTESY OF IEEE.
Ezabo told the health ministry officials that they would soon return with a donation of brand new modern high tech foot pedal hand washing machine and other PPEs like aprons for front line medical workers currently manning quarantine centres across the country.
He pledged IEEE’s efforts in collaborating with government bodies in fighting the pandemic like Uganda communication commission (UCC) and the ministry of ICT and national guidance in implementing several projects that promote the use of ICT in development.
Ezabo explained that his institute started in 2013 at Makerere University with support from Prof.Abel from Multi consult with world headquarters in New jersey USA with operations center office in New York which is part of the International IEEE.
He pointed out that IEEE membership comprises of electrical,electronic engineers, computing, telecom and Bio medical scientists who are under or part of the Uganda institute of professional engineers (UIPE).