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Major boost for City of Masvingo’s City Health Department As SolidarMed donates US$ 1000 worth of medicines

The City of Masvingo’s Health Services Department got a major boost today the 18th of May 2022 when it received medicine worth US$ 1000 from SolidarMed.

The aid of Ceftriaxone drug was sourced by the Health Department and this is not the first time the SolidarMed has extended a helping hand to the City.

In his acceptance speech, the City of Masvingo Town Clerk, Eng. Edward Mukaratirwa commended SolidarMed for the gesture saying it will go a long way in addressing the issues to do with provision of health services to the communities.

 

‘This donation is appreciated and we are very grateful. It is also important to note that as Council, the donation dovetails with our Strategic Plan outcome of provision of public health and primary healthcare services’, he said.

 

Meanwhile the Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mrs Suzanne Madamombe said there was need for concerted efforts in boosting the health sector.

 

SolidarMed concentrates also offers services in three (3) rural districts in Masvingo.

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Shot in the arm of Rujeko Isolation Centre

In a development that is set to positively impact on the city’s health service delivery system, Masvingo Provincial COVID – 19 Taskforce chaired by Provincial Affairs Minister, Ezra Chadzamira has today toured Rujeko Isolation Centre to assess the standards set by World Health Organisation, and also donated building material worthy $ 100 000 towards the renovations of the facility.

Minister Chadzamira commended the City Fathers for responding to the government’s clarion call in assisting the nation in the fight against COVID – 19.

‘I would like to commend the City Fathers for heeding this call and it is all hands on deck as it has made commendable strides in ensuring the city has an Isolation Facility not to mention the efforts so far to renovate’, he commended.

N. Richards & Co donated the consignment and handed over to the Provincial Minister, Ezra Chadzamira.

City of Masvingo, Acting Town Clerk, Engineer Edward Mukaratirwa went on to commend the level of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by the business community in the fight against COVID – 19.

‘The donations from N. Richards & Co are well appreciated. Their contribution will go a long way in ensuring that the Isolation Centre is fully prepared to deal with any positive COVID – 19 patient who might be admitted at the facility. This level of corporate social responsibility must be emulated by other businesses operating in the city, province and the nation at large’, said.

The Rujeko Isolation Centre has a carrying capacity of 10 patients.

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