By Resty Nassazi
The equipment, received by Dr. Martin Opumar, was bought using proceeds from the Aviation Run, which took place in November last year. The run was in celebration of the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s 75th anniversary which was organized by the Uganda Aeronautical Information Service Officers’ Association in conjunction with Uganda Civil Aviation Authority(UCAA). The emergency care equipment handed to the Entebbe facility included two oxygen concentrators, two patient monitors, one refrigerator, two patient mattresses and associated sundries.
He also emphasised a need for UCAA’s participation in equipping Entebbe regional referral hospital, saying it is the first point of call in case of any emergency at Entebbe international airport.
Dr. Robert Mpanga the hospital administrator applauded UCAA for the noble gesture. He implored the general public to utilise Entebbe hospital services, which according to him, are far better than those provided by private clinics. Dr. Mpanga noted that, having been elevated from being a district hospital to a regional referral hospital, Entebbe hospital will have more than 400 medical staff among other workers, from 190 personnel.
Other organizations that participated in the run include, National medical stores, department of geological survey and mines, Rotary club of Entebbe, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Uganda aviation school, East African civil aviation academy, Prudential insurance, gorilla conservation construction company, Air serve among others.