The Joint Medical Stores –JMS has lost medical equipment worth 7
Billion Shillings in a fire that gutted several warehouses.
On Friday, fire gutted warehouses belonging to Madhvani Group of
Companies located at the 5th Street Industrial Area.
The fire is believed to have started from a neighbouring warehouse where
some people were welding.
The Executive Director Joint Medical Stores Bildard Baguma said
they lost equipment that includes ICU beds and medicines. According to Baguma,
they are yet to establish the specific figure
but explains that the money could go to 7 Billion Shillings worth of equipment and medicines.
//Cue in…right now…
Cue out…equipment worth,”//
Joseph Mugisa, the Director of Fire Prevention and Rescue
Services say that they struggled to access warehouses. He says that there
was no space left for the fire brigade to put off the fire.
//Cue in “hydrants mukitundu...
Cue out zaweddemu amazzi ,”//
warehouses that were gutted by fire were being used by Keshwala Group Distributors, Sawan Distributors
and AJP Printing Services, Star Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Mi-Tech Electronics.