M’Mbelwa District Council director of health and social services Ted Bandawe says Covid-19 patients at Mzimba Emergency Treatment Centre need the right information to help fight the disease psychologically.
He said this on Tuesday when Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian donated a television set and a decoder to Mzimba the centre.
Bandawe commended the synod for the donation, saying some deaths that happened at the centre were due to psychological effects.
He said: “The patients will be able to get the right information about Covid-19 through watching news. This will make them strong psychologically to fight the disease.
“We experienced high mortality rate at the centre as out of 50 patients admitted, 28 died.”
The synod’s Aids programme executive director Jonathan Vumu said they wanted patients to be kept updated on current affairs.
Vumu also said they donated 62 solar radios to students in traditional authorities Chindi and Mzikubola.
Tear Fund humanitarian coordinator Akimu Ndhlovu, whose organisation funded the donation to the tune of K1.5 million, said they supported the synod to disseminate Covid-19 information.