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Bataringaya Foundation Donates X-Ray Machines to Mak-Department of Dentistry

  • In Health
  • 21 Nov 2019 - 9:46am
  • By Mark Wamai
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L-R: Dr. Geoffrey Bataringaya, Acting DVCAA-Dr. Christopher Mbazira, Principal CHS-Prof. Charles Ibingira and other officials listen to Member of Staff (Right) demonstrate how the X-Ray Machine (background) donated by the Bataringaya Foundation works on 20th November 2019, Dental Hospital and School, Northcote Road, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

On behalf of Bataringaya Foundation, Dr. Geoffrey Bataringaya handed over a donation of X-Ray machines worth 350 million Uganda Shillings to the Department of Dentistry, Makerere University College of Heath Sciences (MakCHS). The handover ceremony took place on 20th November 2019 at the Dental Hospital and School located at the Makerere University Main Campus along Northcote Road.

Dr. Bataringaya highlighted that the donation of digital diagnostic equipment will contribute to research, training of students and delivery of dental services to the Makerere community.

“Bataringaya Foundation has donated the X-Ray machine with an aim of making the dental hospital a center for learning, training and research for generations to come. I urge students, lecturers and management to properly maintain the dental equipment so that it can benefit those who will be at the School in future,” said Dr. Bataringaya.

Dr. Geoffrey Bataringaya, a January 1995 Graduate of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery handed over the donation on behalf of the Bataringaya Foundation to his alma mater Makerere University on 20th November 2019

Dr. Bataringaya, an alumnus of Makerere University called upon staff and alumni to give back to the University. He encouraged students to use the knowledge they attain to transform societies. He also planted a tree at the Dental Hospital in memory of the donation.   

The overjoyed Head of the Department of Dentistry, Dr. Kutesa Annet Mutebi applauded Bataringaya Foundation for the enormous support rendered to the Department.  She called upon other alumni and dental practitioners to emulate the Bataringaya Foundation.  Dr. Muhammed Mbabali, a Lecturer at the Department noted that the X-ray machine will also enable lecturers to supervise students’ work online.  

Prof. Charles Ibingira, the Principal College of Health Sciences expressed gratitude to Bataringaya Foundation for donating and supporting not only the University, but also the nation at large when he said, “the machine will not only be used to train students but also to treat the community.”

The Principal CHS-Prof. Charles Ibingira (Right) flanked by Deputy Principal CHS-Dr. Isaac Okullo (Left) makes his remarks at the handover ceremony, 20th November 2019, Dental Hospital and School, Northcote Road, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

He revealed that the Dental Hospital had provided dental services to over 2,000 patients in the last three months. He emphasized that the donation of the digital X-ray machine would add value to delivery of services, ease patient record keeping and management.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe represented by Dr. Christopher Mbazira stated that the Bataringaya Foundation donation will always be used as reference to encourage Makerere University alumni, staff and community to give back to the University.  Dr. Mbazira, the Principal, School of Law and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) also handed over a plaque of appreciation to the Bantaringaya Foundation on behalf of the Vice Chancellor.

Impressed by the fact that the Dental Hospital was providing quality services to students, staff and Ugandans at large, Dr. Mbazira commended the great strides being undertaken by the respective colleges at the University to reach out to the community. 

The Head, Department of Dentistry, Dr. Kutesa Annet Mutebi (Left) addresses Staff and Students that attended the handover of X-Ray machines donated by the Bataringaya Foundation on 20th November 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Director of Makerere University Health Services, Dr. Josaphat Byamugisha reiterated that the equipment would significantly contribute to the advancement of service delivery at Makerere University.

Article by: Mak Public Relations Office


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