Buhuka residents, from near and far, were recently treated to a free medical camp courtesy of CNOOC Uganda Limited. Stationed at the Buhuka Health Centre III, CNOOC Uganda, in partnership with the Chinese Embassy and the Chinese medical team, offered free medical services to about 600 members of the Buhuka community in Hoima and donated medical equipment and medicine to the Health Centre.
The one-day activity was organized with as a way of contributing to the well-being of the host community to enhance good neighborhood in line with the Company values. The medical team included eight highly skilled Chinese doctors supported by local health personnel from the health centre.
Speaking during the activity, CNOOC’s Vice president of Exploration in Uganda, Mr. Wensheng Xie said; “CNOOC continues to express solidarity with people of Hoima District as a way to show our appreciation for the good hospitality we enjoy. We want to improve the well-being of the community so that we can continue to co-exist together whilst in good health.”
The medical camp came as a fulfillment t of a promise CNOOC Uganda Limited had made after a similar medical camp had been completed in Hoima at Boma Ground in July 2014. CNOOC Uganda Limited had promised to offer similar services at Buhuka Health Centre III and it delivered as promised.
Speaking at the conclusion of the medical camp, the Resident District Commissioner Hoima, Mr. Ambrose Mwesigye commended CNOOC for the great work they were doing to improve the livelihoods of the Hoima community and the neighboring districts.
“We are grateful to have CNOOC as part of our community. They are not only providing jobs and infrastructure but are going ahead to ensure that we are in good health and this shows that they appreciate and care for us,” he added.
One of the patients treated who happens to be the Nsonga LCI Chairman Kato William, remarked that “CNOOC had demonstrated to be a good neighbour since they have brought Doctors to their health centre to give them effective treatment for various disease conditions. He hoped for better health of the Buhuka residents so that they can engage in more productive work. As one of the leaders he affirmed that they will continue to mobilize the communities to ensure they support company operations in the area”.