Rev. Fr. Gaetano donates medical supplies to Rukiga COVID-19 Taskforce


Rukiga District RDC Pulkeria-Muhindo and others sort some of the items donated by Rev. Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda

Rukiga – Rev. Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda, the outspoken Kitanga Parish Priest in Kabale diocese through Kitanga health centre III has donated assorted medical supplies to Rukiga district COVID-19 Taskforce in a bid to fight the pandemic.

The items which among others include Jik, Washing bar soap, liquid soap, sanitizers,95 face masks, gloves, hand washing facilities, disposable gowns, caps, goggles.

While handing over the supplies to the leadership of Rukiga district at Kitanga Parish in Kashambya sub-county, Rev.Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda the Kitanga Health centre III director general revealed that the items were procured with support from Private Swiss Foundation through Mission Bambini Switzerland and other friends from Italy.

Batanyenda revealed that the decision to focus on medical supplies was prompted by the crisis in the facilities in Rukiga and the entire country.

Dr Gilbert Ahumuza the Rukiga district acting Health officer revealed that the supplies will be distributed to five health facilities which include Kashambya health centre III, Mparo health centre IV, Kakatunda Health centre III, Kashekye, and Kitanga.

Dr Alexander Kampikaho Rukiga LCV boss vowed to ensure that the donated items are put to good use and reach out to the intended beneficiaries.

Pulkeria Muhindo Mwine the Rukiga resident district commissioner who chairs the Task Force commended the Kitanga Health centre health team and Rev.Gaetano Batanyenda for coordinating the donation and the spirit of generosity exhibited during the tough times.

Muhindo further revealed that the team had earlier handed over two vehicles including an Ambulance to the task force which she said played an important role in evacuating people in need of urgent medical attention.

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