Well-wishers donate 70 Mattresses and blankets to Rubaare Health Center IV.

By Anthony Kushaba

A group of well-wishers, through the family of retired Brigadier General Samuel Kakuru, a resident of Rubaare town council, donated a total of 70 mattresses and 70 blankets to Rubaare Health Center IV in Rubaare town council in Ntungamo district.

The items were handed over to the facility this afternoon during a ceremony held at the facility.

While handing over the items, Rtd.Brigadier General Samuel Kakuru revealed that the items were procured with support from friends in the United States, where his daughter Jean Natukunda stays.

Kakuru also called on the locals to work with the facility staff to protect the items and commended the district for working towards reviving the facility by improving management and doing repairs.

Jean Natukunda revealed that the donation was made possible by the support of the members of the abundant life church in Boston, United States of America.

Fredrick Muhwezi, the chairperson of the health unit management committee, revealed that the donation is timely since the facility did not have enough mattresses and blankets for patients and their attendants. He revealed that the items would be put to good use.

Beatrice Chemisto, the Acting district health officer, revealed that the district is very grateful for the support from the well-wishers, adding that the leadership will be put to good use.

Chemisto also tasked the management of the facility with doing proper documentation of the donated items so that they were not messed up.

Samuel Muchunguzi, the Ntungamo district chairperson, revealed that the district leadership will ensure that more staff are recruited to improve service delivery in all sectors. Muchunguzi revealed that staffing levels are currently at 47%, which he says is below average.

He further revealed that the district also plans to ensure that more structures are put in place at Rubaare Health Center 4, and the future plans are to elevate it to a community hospital.