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CEC donates beds to KTH


THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has donated 20 beds and accompanying mattresses worth more than K700,000 to Kitwe Teaching Hospital(KTH).

CEC has also pledged that its Corporate Social Responsibility will focus on investing in the health sector to help cushion the pressure that has been placed on various health institutions.

 This is according to CEC Managing Director Owen Silavwe.

Mr Silavwe said CEC was committed to participating in the advancement of quality health care and health care provision as evidenced in the donation of Covid-19 test kits and re-agents to the Ministry of Health, and hygiene products to Lumwana West Clinic in North-western province.

Mr Silavwe was speaking yesterday when CEC donated 20 hospital beds worth K707,000 and 20 mattresses worth K26, 000

He said the CEC was handing over another social investment in responding to the ravaging Covid-19 and aiding health workers in fighting the pandemic.

Mr Silavwe said the hospital beds will help to cushion the pressure that has been placed on the KTH as the number of patients requiring hospitalisation has escalated due to the Third Wave of Covid-19 that th e country was experiencing

“We are truly faced with yet another uphill battle in the fight against the Covid-19. Through our corporate social responsibility, which among other areas, focuses on investing in the health sector , today, we want to say that we are alive to the dangers and devastating effects that Covid-19 is having on our local communities and the country at large,” Mr Silavwe said

And speaking later, Kitwe District Commissioner (DC) Chileshe Bweupe commended the CEC for demonstrating practical social investment and corporate citizenship , proving again that responding to the present needs of the community was what people appreciated

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