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Build Capacity To Compete On World Markets, Health Ministry PS Dr Atwine Says As She Tours Automated Incubator Maker

Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry of health has called on the country to build capacity if it’s to compete in the global markets.

Diana said this while visiting an engineer’s workshop responsible for the creation of automated incubators.

“With other Ministry of Health officials, we visited Nsamba Christopher’s workshop, the biological engineer who manufactured the automated Incubator that has so far saved 1238 babies in Mukono hospital. He is finalizing the worlds largest incubator that accommodates 10 babies at ago,” Diana said on her Facebook page.

She added, “Line government institutions like the Ministry of Science and Technology should prioritise and empower such skilled Ugandans to contribute this knowledge to our Ugandan Manufacturing Industry. We should building such internal capacity if we are to compete in international markets.”

The new incubator has unique specification like; Hypoxia cell recovery, which recovers damaged brain cells in babies, Auto/self service, equipment services it’s self by server command, Power backup, can survive over a week without power, Eliminates viruses in cabin and can also be controlled remotely under the internet.

This one is being considered for Kawempe Hospital, that is estimated to have about 130 mothers giving birth daily and about 15 of these being critically ill babies.

Nsamba explains to Diana (In yellow) and other Health ministry officials how the system works

Besides incubators, Nsamba manufactures drones. He had also started on the Hyperbaric Intensive Care unit designed to recover burnt skins without scars and electronically work as a pain killer to patient loaded inside. This stalled due to inadequate funding. Such skills!

Nsamba also manufactures drones

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