Mulago installs security cameras
Posted Tuesday, October 22 2013 at 01:00
Kampala- Mulago hospital management has installed 47 closed circuit television cameras (CCTV), an administrator has revealed.
This has been done in a bid to beef up security to boost surveillance and monitoring within the national referral hospital.
The facility’s principal administrator, Mr David Nahamya, said the cameras have been put at all entrance and exit points, mortuary, all patient waiting areas, parking, and in the drug stores to monitor drug theft at the hospital.
He said the move to buy the the cameras worth Shs66m is aimed at improving security for patients and staff and monitor what goes on at all the floors.
Mr Enock Kusasira, the hospital’s spokesperson, said: “With the help of cameras, we will be able to monitor restricted areas such as the balconies on floors that have been used by some people who committed suicide.”
Mulago remains one of the most terror prone areas since terrorists target public institutions and places that attract many people. About 35,000 people visit the hospital daily.
Meanwhile, management has also increased the number of police officers to take charge of the entire premises of the hospital in addition to redeploying internal security operatives.