Mzuzu Lions Club has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) worth K1 million to Rumphi District Hospital to enhance its coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic response.
The Lions Club also donated hand sanitisers, face masks, buckets and soap.
Speaking after the handover on Saturday, Mzuzu Lions Club president Mphatso Nyemera said they made the donation to complement government’s efforts in the fight against the pandemic.
“We have five areas of focus—vision/sight, hunger, environment, diabetes and childhood cancer. For us to reach communities with these issues, we need healthy people; hence, the donation,” he said.
Nyemera said they received a request from Rumphi District Hospital and they contacted their well-wishers in the United Kingdom and some businesspeople in Mzuzu.
Rumphi District Hospital Covid-19 Task Force coordinator Manford Silungwe said the donation came at the right time when the hospital had insufficient PPE.
“This is the first time we have received such a donation. This will alleviate the problem we have been facing,” he said.
Rumphi District Hospital nurse Regina Gondwe said they have been assisting patients without protective gear.