Masindi General Hospital is the facility that has represented Bunyoro in receiving a donation of 20 oxygen cylinders from Nile Breweries to boost oxygen supply highly needed in the health facility during this Covid-19 period.
The Hospital Medical Superintendent, Felix Twinomugisha, says the donation is a big boost to the facility that has been thriving on only four oxygen cylinders.
“We have been facing a shortage of oxygen cylinders in the hospital. But since Nile Breweries has come to our aid, we shall be able to handle more patients in need of oxygen,” Mr Twinomugisha said.
He lauded Nile Breweries for the donation that he said will help save lives of those in need of oxygen especially at this time when the country is battling the deadly coronavirus.
The cylinders are one of the 300 that Nile Breweries Limited has donated to major hospitals across 17 districts to benefit those that are critically ill with Covid-19.
The cylinders worth over Shs333 million ($92,000) were distributed to all regions in Uganda including Bunyoro, Tooro, Acholi, Ankole, Buganda, Bukedi, , Busoga, Karamoja, Kigezi, Lango, Sebei-Elgon, Teso and West Nile representing Masindi, Kabarole, Gulu, Mbarara, Kampala, Masaka, Lugazi, Tororo, Jinja, Iganga , Moroto, Kabale, Lira, Kapchorwa, Mbale, Soroti and Arua districts respectively.
The cylinders were handed to Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala.
Receiving the donation, Ms Nabbanja said Nile Breweries Limited’s continued support and contribution to Uganda, will change the current Covid-19 situation which has proved difficult in the country.
“Our thanks go to NBL, to their parent company AB InBev and to the individuals and teams that made this possible,” the Prime Minister said.
The Legal and Corporate Affairs Director at NBL, Mr Onapito Ekomoloit said coronavirus has shown people that working jointly is the only avenue to build a better tomorrow.
“We have seen globally how stakeholders have come together to collaborate for the greater good. We’re proud to have been able to support Uganda’s healthcare system and its brave health workers at this difficult time,” he said.