Last Updated on: 2nd June 2023, 10:00 pm
Adjumani, June 2, 2023: Adjumani General Hospital has received equipment for general services worth shs 300 million from the Back to Bible Evangelical Mission (BBT), a fellowship of born-again Churches of Uganda.
The equipment donated includes an Autoclave sterilizer of 100liter capacity, which has upped the sterilization of the theatre equipment and machines; two patient monitors, 1 delivery bed; 6 walking aids, and a modified microscope, among others.
Dr Michael Ambaku, the medical superintendent of Adjumani Hospital confirmed having received the equipment, adding it would cost the hospital money for a whole quarter to be able to pay the items that were donated.
“Our money for the whole quarter is close to shs 300 million, yet we needed this machine because of the large volume of patients that visits the hospital,” says Dr Ambaku.
He said the new equipment will decongest the main theatre point and they will allocate the other autoclave machine to the new maternity ward.
The LC5 chairperson of Adjumani Ben Anyama who received the equipment on behalf of the hospital lauded the donors for the offer stressing that the equipment will be used to save the lives of both the refugees and host communities who access services at the hospital.
Anyama added, “For us, we are lay Christians, we don’t pray much but we want to pray for you Emeritus Bishop Mitala to lobby for more such medical supplies and equipment in order to improve service delivery in the hospital.”
The Bishop Emeritus Mitala of the Back to Bible Evangelical Mission (BBT) said for many years, their mission has been spiritual nourishment, preaching about heaven but now realized the people have got earthly needs.
Even if you talk of going to heaven, you will not go tomorrow and therefore you need to work hard, defeat poverty and live a happy life before finally going to heaven” the Bishop emeritus remarked.
The Bishop who was accompanied by his wife and ministry technical and administrative staff said patriotism as people loudly talk about being above the limits of religious denomination and love for one’s country but living free from poverty.
The BBT with the help from the Army of the United States of America has been able to do charity work, freely supplying medical or health machines to hospitals in several parts of Uganda including Kiboga, Ngora, Nakaseke and Lacor hospitals in Gulu City, among others.