Malawi Red Cross Society has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Dzenza Health Centre in Lilongwe to enhance its fight against Covid-19.
Speaking on Saturday during the handover, Malawi Red Cross Society secretary general Mcbain Kanongodza said they wanted to protect health workers in the course of their duty.
“However, we encourage people to get vaccinated against Covid-19,” he said.
On his part,Dzenza Health Centre advisory chairperson the Reverend Sailes Kaleso Mbewe said it was important for more people to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.
“We raise awareness during church services on Covid-19 vaccination,” he said.
Dzenza Health Centre medical technician Annie Chinoko said they were turning away patients because they had no PPE for patients and health workers.
“Recently, seven health workers tested positive for Covid-19. So, we thank Malawi Red Cross Society for the donation as it will protect them from the disease,” she said.
The items included gloves, face shields, buckets, hygiene kits, soap and tents.
With K2.5 billion funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Project, Malawi Red Cross Society is distributing PPE in the country.