The World Well being Group (WHO) has handed over three turbines value UGX 571,220,522 bought with monetary assist from the Authorities of Denmark by way of Danish Worldwide Growth Company (DANIDA) to the Ministry of Well being to make sure regular provide of energy for the oxygen crops and medical response in Gulu, Jinja, and Kabale Regional Referral Hospitals.
The turbines supplied are a response to the necessity noticed within the nation through the peak of COVID-19 pandemic, when the nation was hit onerous by the speedy rise within the variety of individuals in want of oxygen.
“This assist will allow these Regional Referral Hospitals to successfully reply to the necessity for secure and uninterrupted energy provide confronted by the items.” Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Ugandan Minister of Well being mentioned.
Dr. Aceng additional thanked WHO and DANIDA for his or her continued assist within the implementation of the Resurgence Response Plan, and contribution in direction of improved entry to well being providers for individuals residing in Uganda.
“The Danish authorities is happy to companion with WHO and Ministry of Well being in strengthening the well being service establishments in Uganda. Though these turbines had been supposed for COVID-19 Resurgence Response, the Embassy believes that the turbines will bridge the facility provide gaps which have been affecting well being service deliveries in these regional hospitals.” – Henrik Jespersen (Mr), Head of Cooperation/ Deputy Danish Ambassador to Uganda.
WHO has the worldwide mandate to coordinate worldwide and nationwide well being response. The WHO nation workplace in Uganda has because the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020 performed a pivotal function in supporting the nationwide emergency response and offering technical steering on COVID-19.
“The availability of those turbines is a part of our mission to assist the nation in response to well being emergencies in addition to constructing a resilient well being system that is ready to face up to shocks and guarantee continuity of important well being providers, as outlined in SDG3 on Good Well being and Nicely-Being.” – Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO Consultant to Uganda.
Dr. Tegegn additionally famous that WHO counts on the stewardship of the Ministry of Well being to make sure steady provide of gasoline and upkeep of the turbines with a view to meet the present and future medical oxygen wants within the recognized hospitals.
Uganda developed and launched the nationwide Resurgence Response Plan 2021/2022 consistent with international steering and the revised WHO COVID-19 Strategic preparedness and response plan (Feb 2021-Jan 2022). The plan supplies a framework for a sturdy response to mitigate the dangers related to COVID-19 resurgence and to strengthen sustainable buildings for emergency response within the nation.
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