Pump Aid has donated personal protective equipment to Kasungu District Council to curb local transmission of Corona virus in the district.
In an interview, the organisation’s Senior Programs Manager, Henderson Kadam’manja, said,”our organization noted with shock the increasing figures of COVID-19 cases in the district.”
Kadam’manja said the development led to the organization’s quick response to curb local transmission of the deadly virus in the district.
In expressing gratitude for the gesture, Kasungu District Council Director of Administration, Thomas Chigwenembe, described the donation as timely, saying the council would not manage to survive with the available PPEs at the facility.
In his comment, Director of Health and Safety Services at Kasungu District Hospital, Dr. Emmanuel Golombe called for unity and support from nonn-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) in the fight against the pandemic.
Dr. Golombe added,”among there are 15 COVID-19 confirmed cases, some are through local transmission, other victims landed from South Africa and these include health workers and support staff at Kasungu District Hospital.”