Multichoice company in Malawi has on Tuesday donated assorted Personal protective Equipment (PPE) items worth K38.7 million to Queen Elizabeth hospital in Blantyre to help fight against COVID 19 pandemic in the country.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Managing Director of Multichoice Malawi, Gus Banda said they emphasize with families in Malawi that are experiencing adverse challenges posted by COVID 19 in the whole world.
Banda also appreciated the Government of Malawi, the National COVID Task Force, the Medical fraternity, Security and other agencies as well as the general public for the collective efforts vested towards the fight against COVID-19 in this unprecedented times.
“We also empathize with the families in Malawi that are experiencing adverse challenges posed by the COVID-19 situation that has affected the whole world. Our prayers are with these families and everyone trying to survive in one way or another in this time,” Banda said.
Banda also said with the government efforts of putting in place measures to keep everyone safe, and the support extended by the private sector and individuals as well as observance of the necessary SOPs and guidelines by everyone, they believe that together they shall overcome and will completely be free of the virus in the near future.
“At MultiChoice Malawi, we understand the times we are faced with now, and that co-operation and solidarity is important from each one of us at individual and corporate level,
“We therefore come here today, to add to the earlier responses by several entities and commit our solemn support towards the COVID-19 fight in Malawi,” he said.
He further said their support will be protective equipment valued at K38, 700, 000.
“Our support today comes in the form of Personal Protective Equipment including a total of 3,500 KN95 Face Masks and 3,500 Disposable Isolation Gowns, valued at MK38,700,000,” he said
He added that their core focus in the donation is to deliver PPEs to people right at the frontline of this fight, interfacing with victims, suspected cases and in areas of high risk of the virus contagion.
“This is mainly because, according the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 90,000 health workers globally have been infected with the virus,” he added.
Banda also urged their customers and the general public to continue to practice solidarity and hope that we will make it through this crisis together and come out better.