The Ministry of Health has today 23rd June 2021 in conjunction with Quality Chemicals handed over 5000 mosquito nets to vendors who are camping at Nakaseero market.
This follows presidential directives that instituted tough measures in curbing down the spike in COVID 19 cases.
The President went ahead to say that vendors especially those selling food should camp and live in markets for the next 42 days from the day he declared the lockdown.
He went ahead to direct the Ministry of Health to give mosquito nets and polythene sheets to vendors who had decided to sleep in markets.
Quality Chemicals today donated 2,000 mosquito nets to the ministry and KCCA to be given to the vendors. The ministry of health went ahead to add more 3000 mosquito nets.
The Director of Quality Chemicals Mr Emmanuel Katongole while handing over the nets said they were fulfilling their obligation to these vendors who were sacrificing to keep providing food to the citizens.
“We deeply appreciate the sacrifice made by the market vendors to leave their homes and sleep at their places of work to make a living for their families and provide food to our communities. It is therefore important to us to ensure that they are protected from the harmful mosquitoes that linger in the night,” Katongole said.
Mr Katongole went ahead to thank the Ministry of Health for it’s continued efforts in fighting the virus.
The event was held at Nakaseero Hospital and the MoH was represented by it’s permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine.
“Together with the Ministry, we will continue our relentless work to provide quality and affordable drugs and products that keep our nation safe,” Mr Katongole added.
It is hoped by the government that this lockdown will help in reducing the COVID 19 cases that were starting to spiral out of control.