The leaders had gone along with at least 500 liters of liquid soap and water containers which they were donating to markets as a way of supporting the hand-washing campaign among vendors and their clients.
The intervention comes after the district is reportedly recording an upsurge in the cases of COVID-19 infections yet the residents are reluctant to observe the Standard Operating Procedures -SOPs and health ministry`s guidelines to contain the spread of the disease.
According to experts, poor funding and the placing of vaccine orders late has left Uganda in a fix where it might not be able to procure vaccines to vaccinate the critical number of citizens for the whole nation to be safe. They say at the moment Uganda can only vaccinate a few of it's people using donated vaccines rather than procured ones
The official documents from the Ministry accessed by our reporter orders the Chief Administrative and District Health Officers to take charge of the new Toyota Land Cruiser ambulance registration number UG 6825M.
James Ongicha, the engineering technician and regional workshop manager says that, the plant used to refill five cylinders in two hours, however, it currently performs the same task for close to four hours, which creates the need to service it urgently.
What is missing are the cylinders into which the manufactured oxygen is packed and administered to patients; our country has capacity to produce sufficient oxygen gas," says Elly Karuhanga, the PSFU Chairman.
Uganda is currently faced with a deadly second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic and President Yoweri Museveni on Friday night tightened COVID-19 preventive measures by reinstating some of last year's tough lockdown measures.
The measures including a ban on all non-essential movement, closures of places of worship and schools for the next 42 days and the revising of curfew hours to start at 7pm from 9pm so as to forestall the fast rate at which the virus is spreading in communities, by requiring people to stay home to interrupt the transmission of the disease.