BY RONALD AWANY
The Allan Galpin Health Centre (AGHC) received an orthopedic bed donation from the family of the late Canon Ephraim Musiime during a thanks giving ceremony held on May 15 at Nkoyoyo Hall.
Musiime was diagnosed with prostate cancer in August 2010 and later succumbed to it on January 7.
Jennifer Musiime, the widow, thanked the UCU community and Allan Galpin Health Centre staff for their support during and after her husband’s illness.
“I thank you all for standing by my family during the trying times. I urge you to look after yourselves and cancer patients,” she said.
The Vice Chancellor, Dr. John Senyonyi, also encouraged the congregation to conduct regular cancer tests.
“The battle against cancer is a reality and I urge you all to go for regular testing,” he said.
Dr Senyonyi also commended the Musiime family for their contribution towards the UCU community.
An orthopedic bed/mattress is designed to support the joints, back and overall body. The bed is designed to combat the problems one might experience with a bad back or joints by providing a firm mattress which offers targeted, tailored support.
It provides support without pressure points that will cause blood clots and bed sores. They are used in hospitals and nursing homes by trained staff.
The bed also gives the spine the perfect alignment and supports the back in the correct position giving it a chance to repair.
The Director of AGHC, Dr Joseph Mulindwa, welcomed the donation as a major development in the health facility.
“It is a commendable gesture that is going to help many others. This facility did not have a functional electronic bed. It is going to help those with fractured bones, broken spine and chronic back pain,” he said.
The late Musiime was a lecturer in the Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology.