Kayunga Hospital gets oxygen plant

Kayunga Regional Referral Hospital on Thursday received an Pressure Swing Absorption oxygen plant procured by UNICEF Uganda with funding from UK Aid. The newly installed plant will serve a population of at least 3million people.

On top of the oxygen plant, a donation of 100 Oxygen cylinders, 40 oxygen concentrators, over 15,000 face masks and oxygen masks for adults and children for distribution to Soroti, Kayunga, Kabale and Masaka Regional Referral Hospitals.

The plant will cater for seven neighboring districts of Kayunga, Buikwe, Jinja, Kamuli, Luwero, Nakasongola and Mukono.

An additional seven health facilities benefitted from oxygen cylinder refills and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including surgical masks, aprons, hand sanitizers and liquid soap to support Infection Prevention and Control efforts

The UNICEF Representative in Uganda, Dr. Munir Safieldin said “During the COVID-19 pandemic, the immediate availability of medical oxygen became the defining line between life and death in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs). UNICEF and FCDO joined hands to save lives of COVID-19 patients in ICUs by supplying medical oxygen. The good news is that the oxygen plants and oxygen cylinders we supplied were also critical to saving lives of thousands of small and sick babies with breathing difficulties throughout the year.”

About The Author

Gateway News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *