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3 FIRMS DONATE OXYGEN TO LIVINGSTONE TEACHING HOSPITAL

By ANDREW MUKOMA

THREE business entities in Livingstone have donated medical oxygen, mealie meal, sugar and milk to the Livingstone Teaching Hospital.

Tulani General Dealers, Stop Shop Enterprise and Ankufa General Dealers donated items valued at more than K8, 000.

Speaking during the donation yesterday, Tulani General Dealers proprietor, Owen Muteba, who is also a Covid-19 survivor, called on other local business entities to contribute towards the running of the hospital.

Mr Muteba said that Covid-19 was real and he understood the pain, after being on oxygen for 12 days.

“I am a survivor of Covid-19 and I was in isolation for 12 days so I know what the hospital goes through. I urge the community to come on board and assist the hospital. I also thank the media as frontliners in sensitisiing the community on the pandemic,” he said.

Mr Patel Kishor, proprietor of Stop Shop, said the Covid-19 pandemic was serious and everyone must act and help the hospital.

And in receiving the donation, Livingstone Teaching Hospital Medical Superintendent, John Kachimba, assured the community that the treatment centre was well-stocked with medical supplies.

Dr Kachimba said that Government was doing enough in ensuring that medical supplies are made available in the hospital.

He said that a lot of commercial partners have come on board in supplementing the government’s efforts.

Dr Kachimba has also appealed to the community to abide by the preventive health guidelines to fight Covid-19.

“I am appealing to those that have not been vaccinated to get the vaccine. Let us all get vaccinated, Covid-19 is real but the disease is manageable,” he said.

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