Mybucks Banking Corporation has donated K3 million to the Society of Medical Doctors in Malawi (SMDM) for the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for front line health workers.
Receiving the donation, SMDM President Dr Victor-Saidi Mithi stated that frontline health workers are facing numerous challenges due to inadequate supply of PPEs across the
“The pandemic has caused a health care crisis in Malawi due to overwhelming numbers of Covid 19 patients coming in on a daily basis. More than 150 people have been hospitalised and
the number is increasing, exerting pressure on the very limited resources that we have to treat these patients.
“Health care workers are also being infected at an overwhelming rate hence others are being withdrawn from the front line and some of them have died,” said Mithi.
As of last week, according to him, 915 health care workers, cumulatively, had tested positive for COVID-19. Dr Mithi assured the bank they will channel the items to areas where they are mostly needed.
“There are many critical areas that need intervention one being supportive drugs and equipment used for patients in critical condition among others. Let’s join hands- together we can defeat this pandemic,” Mithi emphasized.
On his part, MyBucks SME Manager, Lucius Kasakala as a responsible corporate citizen, the bank seeks to play an active role in the fight against Covid 19, which, he said, has redefined business and societal norms in the country and beyond.
“We believe that this war has multiple fronts that need to be defeated and simple preventive life style changes are critical to curb the spread. We all need to vigorously adhere to these
preventive measures so that the pressure being exerted to our health facilities and workers in particular should be relieved,” said Kasakala.