Uganda Baati Limited (UBL) through their Chandaria Medical Clinic in conjunction with Bugolobi Medical Center yesterday held a Health Camp for its employees and customers.
The one-day health clinic camp held at their offices on Mulwana Road Industrial Area Kampala will see UBL employees, customers and people from the surrounding areas receiving free medical checkups in most known non communicable diseases like HIV/Aids, Pressure, cancer, Hibatitis B, diabetes among others.
According to Mini Immaculate Akiror, the Manager-Marketing Communication UBL, the health clinic camp is in line with the company Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) events that it has been carrying out over the years in areas of health, environment, shelter and education
“For this particular CSR, we chose non communicable diseases because they are on the rise in Uganda and yet there is no much awareness created around them. People rarely go to hospitals for medical checkups in these diseases” she said
According to Dr. Arinaitwe Irene from Chandaria Medical clinic, UBL, lack of enough sensitization combined with reluctant life style that does not encourage exercises and poor eating habits have increased the rates of non-communicable diseases preference not just in Uganda but around the world
“When people go to hospitals, they go to check malaria, typhoid and other communicable diseases. People only check for cancer, pressure, diabetes when it is already too late to maintain/ treat them. As UBL we have been sensitising our customers, workers to do things that prevent such habits but also do regular checkups. Most non communicable diseases are treated if detected early” she said
Uganda Baati is a member of the Safal group of companies, the largest steel roofings company in Africa. In Uganda UBL has 9 customer service centers circulated over the country