Malawi Red Cross Dangles PPEs

Nazili (in black) handing over the items to Sister Kahwa Nazili (in black) handing over the items to Sister Kahwa - pic by Raphael Mlozoa

The Malawi Red Cross Society says it has more covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) ready for deliveries to the health facilities in the country upon request.

The organization’s Deputy President, Steven Nazili, made the declaration in Mangochi on Wednesday after donating some PPE’s to Koche rural hospital and Mangochi District Hospital, which include; Sanitizers, sanitizer dispensers, blankets, aprons, tents, face masks and gloves under Prevent, Control and contain the covid-19 Epidemic in Malawi program.

“As MRCS, we are still continuing donating items to assist in the fight against covid-19. In fact, what we are looking for is where there is need, we come and assist as we have done with these facilities” said Nazili.

He said despite that with the program they are targeting health facilities in Mangochi, Karonga, Chikwawa and Mwanza, any health facility in the country stands a chance to benefit.

“So, it is upon the district councils to see their shortcomings and as MRCS we are there to supplement what the government cannot do,” said Nazili.

He also pleaded with people to continue observing the preventive measure as the pandemic is not yet over.

Hospital administrator for Koche, Sister Michelina Kahwa, expressed her gratitude, saying the donation will narrow the gaps they have been meeting assisting people during the pandemic as the hospital serves a population of over 64 thousand people.

Mangochi District Hospital Senior Clinical Officer, Richard Abuduo, also praised the organization for being helpful during the covid-19 pandemic.

“They have been our friends for longtime and have done a lot for the district including rehabilitation of our isolation Centre, donating medical supplies and today they are here to do the same,” said Abuduo.

He said soon they will make another request for more supplies so that they can be well equipped for the said third phase.

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