By Pemphero Malimba
Health authorities in Dedza have commended some concerned citizens for their efforts in combating Covid-19 pandemic in the District.
On Sunday, some concerned citizens under the banner Dedza District Covid-19 Relief Support donated Personal Protective Equipment worth K 2.5 million to Dedza district hospital and some hospitals under the Christian Health Association of Malawi of Kasina, Mtendere and Mua.
Speaking after receiving the donation, nursing officer for Mua Mission Hospital Modesta Dimba said the donation was timely as it will go towards the fight against the pandemic.
"Cham facilities in particular are facing numerous challenges such as inadequate supply of PPEs due to low funding towards Covid-19 fight," said Dimba," said Dimba.
Acting Director of Health and Social Services for Dedza district council Dr Misha Stande said the "donation is a big boost" in as far as supplies at Dedza district hospital isolation centre is concerned.
In his remarks, Dedza District Covid-19 Relief Support chairperson Washington Kaimvi said, "The grouping is very committed to ensuring that it continues mission of supporting covid-19 related developments."
So far Dedza district has registered 443 Covid-19 cases with less than ten deaths.
The PPEs included hand sanitizers, soap, face masks and face shields.