By Pauline Kaude
Ntchisi, Mana: Amref Health Africa has donated various medical and nonmedical items to health and education sectors in Ntchisi district to help in the fight against Covid-19.
The items include an oxygen concentrator, thermogans, patient monitors, nebulysers, hand washing facilities, buckets and hand sanitisers.
Speaking when she handed over the equipment on Tuesday, Amref Health Africas Project Assistant for Ntchisi, Edna Kamkhwali said as an organization working in the district, they felt obliged to take part in the fight against the pandemic.
“Covid-19 hasn’t spared anyone and we thought it wise to share the little we have by donating these items. We are in this together,” said Kamkhwali.
She said in the education sector, the hand washing facilities and hand sanitisers will be distributed to a total of thirty primary schools under Mpherere, Boma and Malomo Zones in Traditional Authority Kalumo and Chilooko respectively.
Head teacher for Mpherere Primary School, Gerald Chinzimu said he was grateful for the donation as the buckets that they were using were inadequate against the schools total enrollment of 1,342 learners.
Director of Health and Social Services for Ntchisi, Dr Lumbani Munthali described the donation as timely adding the items will be distributed to various health facilities in the district including the District Hospital.
He commended Amref Health Africa for complimenting government’s efforts in ensuring that there is easy access to health services by people in the district.
“We are still in the Covid era, we still have Covid amongst us and these items will a long way in assisting our patients,” said Munthali.
Amref Health Africa has procured the items with support from Global Affairs Canada.