In a bid to fight against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) pandemic, different institutions and individuals have come up to offer support and provide various efforts at different levels.
Kabale University is one of those that have come up to offer support towards this particular cause. Through it’s management, staff and the school of medicine, Kabale University has partnered with Kabale Regional Referral Hospital and the District Task Force to come up with a facility to cater for the COVID 19 patients in the district.
In a press release dated 10th April 2020 that was issued by the University vice chancellor, Professor Joy C Kwesiga, the intent of the initiative is to have a degree of preparedness for the possible outbreak in the district. This is to be undertaken by the University Estates Department and the faculty of Engineering.
In the same press statement, some key interventions by the University towards the pandemic are listed among which is offering a university van which has been providing critical transport services to the task team and members of the public especially pregnant mothers who need immediate attention, the University management also provided 200 litres of fuel and a driver to the district corona task force, this was intended to allow effective movement.
Additionally, the University is to coordinate with the district task teams and work with other local and national partners to undertake fundraising activities for other urgent activities like the isolation centres which are not yet fully arranged.