Mulanje Central legislator Kondwani Nankhumwa has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Chisitu Health Centre in Mulanje and Ndunde, Thumbwe and Milepa health centres in Chiradzulu.
The items include face masks, soap and water buckets.
Speaking on Friday after the handover, Nankhumwa, who is also Leader of Opposition in Parliament and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for the South, said he was responding to government’s plea that all stakeholders should take part in the fight against the pandemic.
He said: “We all know how widespread the pandemic is and that it has not spared our health workers.
“So, I decided to close the gap in our rural health centres as far as PPE is concerned.”
Nankhumwa asked fellow legislators to emulate his gesture.
In a separate interview, Mulanje district director of health and social services AlinafeKalanga said the PPE will protect health workers from the disease.
“Health workers are frontline soldiers who need protection,” she said.
On his part, Ndunde health centre in-charge Hussein Limamu said the PPE will motivate health workers at the facility.
“The PPE has come at the right time when we needed them most,” he said.
In his remarks, Chiradzulu East legislator Joe Nomale (Independent) commended Nankhumwa for helping health facilities in his area.