The rate at which the private sector is making contributions to district taskforces combating the spread of Coronavirus is heartwarming.
The latest is businessman Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, the chairperson National Resistance Movement Entrepreneurs League, who has this Wednesday donated 500 litres of fuel to the Mbarara district coronavirus taskforce.
The support is aimed at helping Taskforce members quickly respond to distress calls of suspected cases in the region.
ChimpReports understands the fuel was handed to Dr. Celestine Barigye, the director of Mbarara regional referral hospital and the Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Lt. Col. James Mwesigye.
Rukaari said he was motivated by the desire to see medical facilities being fully empowered to “respond to any cases of suspected cases of the virus,” adding, “a hospital may run out of fuel yet there are cases being reported that need to be attended to.”
Barigye confirmed receiving calls from the public but that first responders usually struggle due to inadequate fuel.
“This fuel will boost our monitoring teams. I wish other companies and other good people could emulate Mr Rukaari and reach out to us with any form of donation,” Barigye said.
Uganda Coronavirus cases remain at 44 after a total of 63 samples tested negative for Coronavirus at the Uganda Virus Research Institute(UVRI) this Wednesday.
The good news give hope to the nation worried of the spread of a pandemic that has killed 46,153 people across the world.
“Todate, a cumulative of 1,516 samples have been tested for COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country still stands at 44,” said Dr Henry Mwebesa, Uganda’s Director General Health Services.
Rukaari, who also serves as consul general to the kingdom of Morocco in Uganda, urged the private sector players in Mbarara to support the taskforce.
He also called for mass sensitization of the public to flatten the Coronavirus curve.