Haramaya University has donated medicine and medical supplies worth over 50,000 USD to three local Hospitals on August 28, 2015 at Main Campus.
According to Prof. Kebede W/Tsadik, Vice President for Community Engagement and Enterprise Development, the medicine has been distributed to Hiwot Fana Specialized Teaching Hospital, Gara Muleta and Gelemso Hospitals in a proportion of 20:40:40 respectively. The medical supplies will also be distributed soon to these Hospitals depending on the relevance and intended uses by the same Prof. added.
The medicine contains 18 pallets of 60,903 pieces supplied and likewise, the medical supplies contain 497 boxes weighing 6,123 kg of different types of items.
During the occasion, Dr. Fikadu Beyene, Vice President for Administration and Student Affairs, said the equipment was donated by USA based organization Christian Relief Service, and facilitated by project cure and the recipients must be implement the equipment for the intended purpose with utmost care. Dr. Fikadu added such a move is done by University for the fourth time.
Among recipients, Mr. Ibsa Mohammed, Head of Garamuleta Hospital, said Haramaya University has been supporting the hospital since two years back by donating medical equipment, supply and medication that can be estimated to cost in millions of dollars. He added that the University is really in the community, I mean that it is part of our society, our problems is their problem, So that we appreciate their charity.
On the other, related news, the University has received donation of medicine and medical supplies worth over 50,000 USD from Bread and Water for Africa, an affiliate to Christian Relief Services, on August 20, 2015 at the University’s Main Campus.
Prof. Kebede described that the medicine package the University received contains 18 pallets of 60,903 pieces supplied in a 20 feet container. Likewise, the medical supplies contain 497 boxes weighing 6,123 kg of different types of items loaded in 40 feet container.
He also added that the transport cost of both consignments was covered by Christian Relief Services and the items were delivered directly to Haramaya University Main Campus. During the occasion, Prof. Kebede thanked the initiative made by Dr. Augustine Sesay and promised that the equipment would be used for the intended purpose with utmost care.
Source: Haramaya University
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