SRWB Takes Sanitation to Hospitals
The Southern Region Water Board (SRWB) says has set aside K6.5 million to assist health facilities in its supply area with COVID-19 prevention.
SRWB Board Chairperson, Luther Mambala, revealed in Balaka on Tuesday after donating hand sanitizers, pails, basins and soap just to mention some.
Mambala said in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, they thought of reaching out to health facilities to promote hand washing as one vital preventive measure.
"We are also ensuring adequate provision of potable water to our customers in this time of the pandemic while this donation is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility," said Mambala.
He said the Board is also promoting online bill payment and ensure there is strict adherence to water quality standards.
Director of Health and Social Services for Balaka, Dr. Eugene Katenga- Kaunda, commended SRWB after receiving the donation on Tuesday, saying it will cover some shortfalls the health center has.
Southern Region Water Board supply center comprises Neno, Mwanza, Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, Mulanje, Thyolo, Zomba Machinga, Balaka and Mangochi districts.