September 21, 2016

UTL Donates Ward Screens To Kawempe Hospital

UTL Donates Ward Screens To Kawempe Hospital


Ugandan customers are fond of ranting how telecom companies scoop billions of dime from them, through their services.

For Uganda Telecom however, customers are instead given. For example today (21st September) the team from the telecommunication giants donated to Kawempe Mulago hospital.

Among the items given to the hospital heads included ward screens and loads of waste bins, which previously weren’t enough at the facility.

This was done as part of the company’s customer appreciation week which was launched on Monday 19th September, running up to Friday 23rd.

Dr. Katusiime Nekemiah (c) Shaking hands with UTL MD, Mark Shoebridge (L) after receiving the items.
Dr. Katusiime Nekemiah (c) Shaking hands with UTL MD, Mark Shoebridge (L) after receiving the items.

 

Speaking at the handover ceremony of the items to the hospital management, UTL Managing director Mr. Mark Shoebridge remarked that “This initiative is part of Uganda Telecom’s commitment to improving lives within the communities we operate. As a proudly Ugandan Brand, Uganda Telecom is committed to giving back to the community through a number of initiatives and projects.”

He said:  “We understand that health is a critical sector of any economy.  That is why our Pillars under the UTL CSR umbrella, U-CAN initiative are Health, Education and Literacy and today we are focusing on Health. As a company we actively engaged with the management of this hospital in understanding their challenges and most critical needs. From this research, we decided to donate hospital ward screens today such that expectant mothers can be examined privately.”

To receive the items was the acting Director of the hospital, Dr. Katusiime Nehemia who said  “We are delighted that Uganda Telecom has the health of Ugandans at heart and has been very supportive towards this project. We are optimistic that the high quality equipment Uganda Telecom has offered to us today will go a long way in improving maternal service and health care in our hospital.”

Well, it was a good day at Kawempe hospital, How was yours?

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