Water for People Donates to Health Facilities
An international organization, Water for People, has rescued Chikwawa, Blantyre and Chiradzulu district health offices with Covid-19 protective equipment.
The organization’s country director, Ulemu Chiluzi, told Zodiak Online Friday this is aimed at assisting the three DHOs combat Covid-19 pandemic.
Chiluzi said as an organization that is promoting sanitation and hygiene, they felt duty bound to support the councils in fighting against the pandemic.
“Covid-19 has taken a toll on the community and the country itself not only health wise but has also had economic impact.
“One area we could do this was to provide protective equipment to district councils to assist them in curbing the Covid 19,” explained Chiluzi.
He further warned against laxity, saying the country can be overwhelmed anytime as cases would continue to rise.
“We should understand that we are in a very tricky situation so far we are moving in the right direction but have to be on our toes. We have to be prepared for that situation.” Said Chiluzi.
He called for collective action for the country to contain the pandemic.
Chiradzulu District Council Director of Health and Social Services, James Chausa, described the gesture as timely.
“I am very excited because Water for People has assisted in an area of dire need. You may agree with me that the demand for protective equipment now is quite high.
“We have over 700 members of staff workers who are working at various points where protective equipment is a prerequisite, they require this every day,” explained Chausa.
He said they are tracing contacts, treating suspects and collecting samples; hence the need for adequate PPEs for them to do their job property saying government a lot cannot manage.
“May I appeal to other organizations to emulate this gesture, we may not have recorded a case now, but we are close to Blantyre city where cases have been registered, the situation puts us at stake because a lot of people work in Blantyre, “said Dr. Chausa.
Blantyre District Council Director of Social Services, Dr. Gift Kawalazira, also commended Water for People, saying the current situation calls for more support.
Chikwawa District Council Director of Health and Social Services Dr. Stalin Zinkanda also described the support as key in combating the pandemic.
“We had one case which recovered but at the moment the fight is still on. The equipment is very key as you know hand sanitation is quite key in the fight against corona virus,” said Dr. Zinkanda.