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Malawi Red Cross Ready to Donate Covid-19 Protective Equipment to Health Facilities

By Kondwani Magombo

MRCS Vice President, Steven Nazili makes a symbolic presentation of the donation to Koche Health Centre

Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has asked health facilities that are in need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the country to submit proposals for the supply in awake of third wave of Covid-19 threat.  

MRCS Vice President, Steven Nazili made the call in Mangochi when handing over PPE at Mangochi District Hospital and Koche Community Hospital, respectively.

The call for proposals comes as an adjustment of the organization’s project called ‘Prevent, Control and Contain the Covid-19 Epidemic in Malawi’ which, was launched in July 2020 targeting health facilities in Mangochi, Mwanza, Chikwawa and Karonga.

“We are still donating items in fighting Covid-19 and what we’re doing is to come in and assist where there is need,” the MRCS Vice President said.

The MRCS handed over the PPEs to two Mangochi health facilities following their submitted proposals for the provision of the PPEs to respond to Covid-19 pandemic. 

“For instance: The Koche health facility made an application that they needed those PPE and this is why we have delivered them today, as well as Mangochi district Hospital who requested for a few PPE.” he added.

Senior Clinical Officer for Mangochi District Hospital, Richard Abuduo commended MRCS for continued support towards the district health facility adding that, “Just last year, the organisation renovated the hospital’s isolation centre,”.

He said their request was made to equip the facility in readiness for a likely third wave of Covid-19.

Koche Hospital Administrator, Sister Michelina Kahwa said the facility currently operates with meagre resources.She hailed the MRCS for their “timely” support.”

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