Health & Fitness

Mulago refutes oxygen machine breakdown


Social media has been awash with reports indicating that Mulago Referral hospital’s oxygen machine had broken down.

According to reports, the machine that pumps oxygen into cylinders was not functioning by Sunday.

It supplies oxygen to other referral hospitals across the country.

The other machine is at Mbarara Hospital of Science and Technology.

Mulago Executive Director, Dr. Byarugaba Bateerana, has dismissed the reports as false.

He told a local radio KFM that the oxygen machine “is operating normally and no work has been affected as reported”.

Mualgo was recently in the news following the breakdown of the country’s only cancer radiotherapy machine.


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