World Vision Zambia Board donates PPE and hygiene materials.
Following the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, World Vision Zambia Board of Directors donated COVID-19 personal protective equipment worth K119,000 to Chongwe District Hospital.
During the handover, World Vision Zambia Board Chairperson, Malcolm Chabala said that the aim of the donation is to support the health sector and ensure that health personnel are protected from the virus. He said the donation is part of World Vision’s initiative to contribute to the safety and protection of children both in the community and in schools in Chongwe district.
The items donated to the district hospital included face masks, hand sanitizer, tyvex gowns, urinals, pulse oximeters, examination gloves, temperature scanners, hand washing buckets, disinfectants, liquid soap, rubber boots, and deep pans.
“Not so long ago we also made a donation of the same nature to Kapululwe and Chongwe South of which 239 learners benefited,” he said.
And in a speech read by Chongwe District Principle Planner Peter Muleya on behalf of Provincial Health Director, Doctor Consity Mwale said he is grateful to World Vision and the partnership shown to the ministry. He said it was delightful to see the progress made in transforming the lives of children in communities through the partnership.
Dr. Mwale said the donation of PPE and hygiene materials will continue and successfully support health workers to attend to both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients with minimal risks of contracting the virus.
Meanwhile, Chongwe District Hospital Superintendent, Dr. Mutinta Chalala said the donation could not have come at a better time than at the moment when the hospital was making preparations for the upcoming fourth wave. She noted that the hospital had recorded 33 deaths and 1994 COVID-19 recoveries since March 2020. Dr. Chalala commended World Vision for the donation and hopes for the partnership to continue even in the other sectors of health.