Simplifi Networks, a company that distributes networking and telecommunication equipment has delivered a set of equipment both medical and non-medical to Whisper’s Magical Children’s Hospital in Jinja as fulfilment to the pledge made during last month’s fundraising drive.
The equipment included Wi-FI connection to provide better communication to the hospital was delivered by Ken Stober, Chief Executive Officer of Simplifi Networks.
Also during the visit to the hospital, Stober donated an oxygen concentrator to aid in the hospital’s oxygen therapy treatments.
The portable concentrator is a medical device which aids in the provision of extra oxygen to patients and is easier to use and better able to provide a reliable source of oxygen for most patients than the oxygen cylinder.
The concentrator was received by staff of Whisper’s Magical Children’s Hospital led by Dr. Emem Offong, the medical director.
“We are very grateful for this kind donation from Stober, whose offer to assist the hospital with our Wi-Fi communications came as a pleasant surprise. Being able to have our systems networked and connected will go a long way in helping us to provide high level quality medical care to the vulnerable and underserved mothers and children in the Jinja community,” said Dr.Offong.
Whisper’s Magical Children’s Hospital and Maternity, Jinja is a charity hospital operated by the Union for Childcare, Outreach and Education, a Uganda registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Whisper’s Hospital provides first-class medical care for children up to 13 years of age and is the first of its kind in Uganda.
Since its inception in 2016, the facility has been providing services such as emergency services, treatment for burns and scales, sickle cell diagnosis, nutritional ward, blood transfusions, sonography, laparotomy surgery and defibrillation.
The hospital relies entirely on donor funds and support to provide the much-needed services to the underserved communities of Jinja City.