Chinese tech giant ZTE has installed a security system, free of charge, at Uganda’s biggest hospital to prevent the stealing of newly-born babies.
At a brief ceremony held at Mulago National Referral Hospital on Friday, Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said that the surveillance cameras will be critical in stopping the crime that has troubled the hospital in recent years.
“The stealing of babies has been worrying us. We need to track activities in the wards,” she said.
The Chinese firm worked with parliament on its security system and it was thanked for “supporting mothers in this country.”
The Managing Director with ZTE Uganda Wang Senbo, told Xinhua that the surveillance system will be installed in the maternity ward.
It is a ZTE’s social welfare project for the Ugandan mothers, he said.
Statistics show that every year an average of 33,000 babies are born at the hospital, while perpetrators take advantage of the crowded environment to steal babies.