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Chongwe hospital receives Covid-19 PPE boost

By JOHN KOMBE

WORLD Vision Zambia has donated assorted Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other preventive materials to Chongwe District Hospital.

Speaking during the handover yesterday, World Vision Zambia board chairperson, Malcom Chabala said the donation was part of the organisation’s contribution towards preparedness for a possible fourth wave of the pandemic. 

He observed that the pandemic was still with us and as such there was a need for concerted and collaborative effort to fight it.

The donation included 5 thermometer scanners, 50 gumboots, 500 reusable face masks, 50 boxes of surgical masks , six pulse oximeters 10 urinals, three bedpans, 150 N95 face masks, 80 boxes of surgical gloves, 30 Tivex gowns, 200 bottles of hand sanitisers and 200 hand washing liquid soap among others. The donation was valued at K119, 846.00.

Mr. Chabala revealed that the donation was made possible through assistance from other organisations that included Workers Compensation Control Board and ZAMTEL, National Housing Empowerment Fund, Entrepreneurs Financial Centre and other individual family members.

And in a speech read by Lusaka provincial health office principal planner, Peter Muleya, Lusaka Province health director, Chola Chongothanked the organisation for the donation. 

Mr Chongo noted that the organisation had continued to assist the government in its fight against the pandemic.

He urged citizens to step up and be vaccinated against the pandemic. He said that people must shun misinformation and myths on the efficacy and safety of the vaccines. 

Mr Chongo said that the vaccines were safe and as such people must take a step in order to protect themselves and their families.

The hospital’s Medical Superintendent, DrMutinta Chilala was grateful that the organisation had continued to support the institution in the fight against the pandemic. 

Dr Chilala said that the donation would go a long way in helping the health workers to provide holistic and quality health care to the public.

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