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Asian Business Community Donates Medical Equipment

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Asian Business Community (ABC) has made available assorted medical equipment to health facility across the country in its continued response to COVID-19.

The items are worth over K20 million and have been presented to the Islamic Health Association of Malawi (IHAM) and Mangochi District Health Office.

Joint Medical Director for ABC COVID-19 Taskforce at Royal Palm Treatment Center in Blantyre, Nabila Saddiq Tayub, says the equipment is not limited to COVID-19 alone but also other diseases.

“As we all know, there is still no vaccine for COVID-19. We are looking at early or middle of next year before we come across something. It is very possible that cases will start rising again. Giving them the equipment should there be an increase in cases would be helpful.

“We are donating equipment such as oxygen concentrators which are not only important for COVID-19. They can be used in maternities as well for women who have just given births,” she said.

IHAM Executive Secretary, Hadji Dyton, says they will distribute the items to its facilities in districts across the country.

“We really needed these items to supplement what we already have to better serve our communities,” he said.

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