Quality Chemicals Donates 2000 Mosquito Nets to the Ministry of Health as distribution on nets to market traders starts

In response to the presidential directive for a 42 day lock-down and the announcement for market vendor to camp at the market places, Cipla Qualitiy Chemical have donated 2000 mosquito nets for the cause.

Quality Chemicals Donates 2000 Mosquito Nets to the Ministry of Health as distribution on nets to market traders starts
A market trader receives a mosquito net in Nakasero market

Following the announcement on Friday 18th June 2021, during the routine COVID-19 presidential address by H.E. President Yoweri Museveni to further measures to curb the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, a 42-day lockdown directive was issued including  a measure requiring all food market vendors to camp at their places of work to avoid spreading the disease.

H.E. the President further announced also that the food market vendors will be provided with mosquito nets and polythene sheets for their protection.

In response to this, Quality Chemicals Limited (QCL) has donated 2000 mosquito nets to assist the Ministry of Health and KCCA in their efforts. QCL is a distributor of life science solutions amongst which are in the fields of Human Health and Public Health. QCL are distributors of medicines such as Antimalarials, Antivirals, Antibiotics, etc. Under their Public Health category, QCL supplies mosquito nets, mosquito insecticides, termite control and others. 

Quality Chemicals Limited has had its focus on the eradication of Malaria for over 20 years and as such they strive to provide quality mosquito nets and medicine for its prevention and cure.

The mosquito nets were handed over in Nakasero market by Mr. Emmanuel Katongole on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

During the handover in the presence of Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health, Dr. Atwine Diana, The Executive Chairman, Quality Chemicals Emanuel Katongole applauded the Ministry for ensuring the country is protected from not only COVID-19 but also diseases like malaria.

He said that Quality Chemical will work together with the ministry to continue the relentless work to provide quality and affordable drugs and products for the safety of Ugandans.

 “We deeply appreciate the sacrifice made by the market vendors to leave their homes and sleep at their places of work in order to make a living for their families and provide food to our communities. It is therefore important to us to ensure that they are protected from the harmful mosquitoes that linger in the night. We have donated 2000 mosquito nets to the Ministry of Health who will supply them to the market vendors” he said

Recently Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited (CiplaQCIL) recently acquired approval to manufacture and distribute lifesaving medicines to the ECOWAS and ZAZIBONA regions in Africa.

The company was approved to market antiretrovirals and malaria medicines such as efavirenz 600 mg; lamivudine 300 mg; tenofovir 300 mg Artemether 20 mg; lumefantrine 120 mg tablets, and tenofovir 300mg/lamivudine 300mg/dolutegravir 50mg (TLD) tablets.  The medicines will be manufactured and delivered to the region effective immediately.