By Patrick Opio
Senior Communications officer
The Lira Referral Hospital Director, Dr Stephen Oboo has praised Lira University management for supporting Lira Regional Referral Hospital with medical equipment to boost service delivery to patients.
While receiving the equipment donated by Lira University in a brief ceremony at the Hospital today (14th October 2021), Dr Oboo noted that the partnership they have had with Lira University is yielding fruits as evidenced in sharing resources that aid treatment of patients.
Lira University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jasper Ogwal Okeng who handed over the medical items observed that Lira Regional Referral Hospital do a lot in training their Health care students.
Prof. Ogwal Okeng who once worked in Lira hospital for years before transferring his service to Mulago Hospital, then later Makerere and Gulu Universities to train doctors said that there is much improvement and development at Lira Referral Hospital.
Prof. Ogwal Okeng noted that the equipment donated would improve services at maternal and child health care section of Lira Referral Hospital. He promised to share whatever Lira University gets from donors abroad or elsewhere as medical equipment with Lira Regional Referral Hospital in order to improve services at this facility.
Ogwal Okeng revealed that medical equipment supplied were from Sexual and Reproductive Health Resource Centre, Lira University. He added that Lira University cherishes serious partnerships, locally and globally, for it to grow steadily with effective service delivery.
The Director, Lira University Teaching Hospital, Dr Otim Tom observed that the relationship between Lira University and Lira Regional Hospital is growing stronger as both institutions target training health students and rendering clinical services to patients.
The medical items supplied were sterilization drums, lithotomy beds, D&C sets, MVA sets, mobile examination lamps and speculums.
Items to be supplied in the next consignment include bilateral tubal ligation sets, vasectomy sets, IUD insertion and removal sets and implant insertion and removal sets.
Others present at the function were Senior Communications Officer, Patrick Opio, Dr. Alobo Gastholy, a Gaenocologist at Teaching Hospital and Anna Grace Auma, lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences, all from Lira University.