Indian-based MACS Healthcare LLP of Bangalore has donated a cancer machine worth US$4 million to the Rotary Club of Uganda, which will be situate at Nsambya Hospital.
According to Rotarian Henry Rugamba, the chairperson of the Rotary fundraising committee, the machine will be delivered after Uganda builds an Atomic Certified bunker to house the cancer Linear Accelerator machine. He also revealed that the club is organizing another fundraising run aimed at raising Shs3.5 billion towards the cause.
‘We got a US$ 4Million equipment donation from MACS Healthcare LLP based in Bangalore India but it can only be delivered when we have built an Atomic Energy certified bunker to house and that is why we are running on 27th August 2017 and that is why we are looking for 3.5bn shillings’, Rotarian Rugamba, a former Public Relations manager of Umeme, posted on his Facebook page.
Further, Rotarian Rugamba said all Members of Parliament (MPs) led by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga have each donated Shs1 million towards the cause, which translates into Shs449 million from Parliament.
He added: “You too can be part of the Rotary Cancer Run by making a donation, selling tickets at your work place, getting your employer to contribute or just buying a ticket for yourself at only 20,000 shillings’.
Rotarian Rugamba also disclosed that the Centenary Bank has pledged continued support to the cancer fundraising drive.
‘Centenary Bank has renewed its support and the list is growing but we need more, a lot more if we are going to set up this specialist facility that will give all us a fair chance at treatment,’ he wrote.