Malawi Red Cross Society has donated equipment to Mulanje District Hospital to enhance its efforts to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The donation included a 42 square-metre tent, 100 mats, 150 blankets, 110 hygiene kits, 120 buckets, 10 jerrycans, 3 500 masks, 18 five-litre hand sanitisers and 100 spray sanitisers.
Speaking during the handover on Friday, Malawi Red Cross Society Mulanje
District coordinator Innocent Chikuni said they donated the equipment to support the hospital to provide quality Covid-19 treatment to people.
He said: “We have been working with the hospital from the time the disease broke out.
“We started by training frontline workers, sensitising communities on Covid-19 preventive measures and encouraging them to get vaccinated against the disease.”
Mulanje District director of health and social services Alinafe Kalanga said the equipment will enable the facility to respond better to the pandemic.
“The materials will help the hospital to establish a permanent Covid-19 intensive care unit,” she said.
Kalanga appealed to partners to help promote Covid-19 vaccine uptake for the district to reach its target of vaccinating 400 000 people.
Malawi Red Cross Society is implementing a Covid-19 intervention in the district with funding from the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid Project