Total E&P Boosts Ebola Response in Bulisa District.

Oil and Gas Exploration Company, Total E&P have donated medical supplies to Bulisa district in a bid to support Ebola response preparedness.
The assortment include six thermometers, 20 bottles of jik detergent, 10 mattresses, 10 gumboots, 1000 liter water tank, 10 aprons, 20 face goggles, 10 beds, five sprayer pumps and five stretchers and a 50 seaters tent for Eobla suspects isolation.
The items have been valued at 30 million shillings.
They were on Thursday received by the Bulisa resident district commissioner, Amos Asiimwe, the district chairperson Simon Kinene Agaba, Chief Administrative Officer Chrizestom Kayise and the District Health Educator, Robert Mugabe.
Total E&P Uganda Public Relations Officer, Christopher Ocowun says the donation is to reinforce the efforts of the district health department in combating the potential outbreak of Ebola which border Democratic Republic of Congo.
He added that this is part of the company`s health and safety community initiatives in supporting the oil and gas exploration hosting district.
Robert Mugabe, the District Health Educator said the donation is a boost to their efforts in controlling the deadly Ebola virus from spreading to the district.
He explains that the district has set up screening points at every landing site since the majority population freely interact with people from Democratic Republic of Congo which is battling the same disease.
Amos Asimwe, the Bulisa Resident District Commissioner who received the items cautioned the district leaders against misusing them and warned that he will always monitor their conditions and presence.
Ebola outbreak has been declared in DR Congo since last year. World Health Organization figures indicate that 2526 confirmed cases, 94 probable cases, 2620 total cases and 1762 deaths as of 24th July this year.
However the minister of health, Dr Ruth Jane Achieng has said Uganda is Ebola free though the disease killed two people in Kasese district.
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