Kampala Uganda Golf Club (UGC) and the corporate world will this Friday take to the course in fundraising to buy a Humaster Blood Chemistry Machine for Ibanda Hospital.
Speaking at the launch of the charity tournament UGC captain Henry Rugamba did reveal that they are targeting Shs65m to buy the machine that will help save more lives in the rural areas. “Through golf we are able to mobilise golfers and various institutions to come and play for a good cause,” Rugamba said.
“Improving the lives of the less fortunate people out there is our goal. We already have Shs8m and we expect another Shs16m by the end of today (Tuesday). I am confident that we will pull it off by Friday,” he added. UGC will be working with Minister of State for Works and Ibanda South Member of Parliament Hon. John Byabagambi on the whole project.“Ibanda Hospital is one of the oldest missionary hospitals in Uganda and we want to ease its works in serving the people of the community,” the minister said.
The Hospital’s senior medical personnel Dr John Mpuuga is confident that the machine will without a doubt save lives of the community and its neighbouring districts including Itojo, Kyegeggwa, Kiruhura, Kamwenge, Buhweju and Ssembabule among others.“We have at times been treating patients blindly,” Mpuuga said.“Sometimes we have been sending patients to Mbarara to have their test done.
“But with the machine we will be able to test the kidney and liver functions and saved the burden of sending our patients to Mbarara and elsewhere,” he added.The Humaster Blood Chemistry machine is used to taste the functions of the liver and kidney in a human body.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor