JCM Power Hands Over Fever Clinic
JCM Power a company that is producing solar electricity in Salima has on Thursday handed over a 10 million kwacha worth clinic at Katawa Health centre to be used for Covid-19 screening and testing among other things with a call to the community members not to relax on Covid-19 preventive measures adherence.
Speaking at the handover of the facility, JCM power Community Liaison Officer for the Salima project Levison Masamba said this is in line with their commitment to helping the community with their social needs.
"We promise to be assisting this community where possible on their different social needs, so upon receiving a request on the need for a Fever clinic, we responded, and a lot more community projects are in the pipeline as requested by the community," said Masamba
Executive Director for Kindle Orphan Outreach Joseph Kandiyesa whose organization runs Katawa Health centre says people even in the rural areas deserve the best hence commended JCM power for the Fever clinic.
"Truth be told any citizen of this country regardless of where they are, deserve quality health service and that's what we advocate for, so having JCM as a partner responding to needs of the people in as far as the fight against Covid-19 is concerned, we are grateful," Kandiyesa said.
Meanwhile, senior medical officer at Salima District Hospital Dr. Ambele Kuyokwa says having a Covid 19 facility in a rural setup is a welcome development in the fight against the pandemic despite many people relaxing.
"This means that people here will no longer travel long distances to be screened or get Covid-19 test, which means they are diagnosed fast and if need be get medical support in time," Ambele said.
Group Village Headman Kazimbe of the area says this is like a dream coming true to the community and has pledged to work with JCM power.
The Kazimbe Solar Power plant produces about 60 megawatts of electricity.