Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has today donated assorted items worth over K6 million to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech) in support of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The items include 85 cylinders of medical gas, 100 doses of insulin, 100 syringes for insulin and 300 kgs of OMO washing machine powder.
Speaking during the handover of the items, BWB board chairperson George Mnesa said the donation was in line with President Lazarus Chakwera’s request to the corporate world to support the fight against the pandemic.
He said BWB was equally affected by the pandemic, as 24 of its members of staff tested positive to Covid-19 and one of them succumbed to the disease.
Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, deputy hospital director responsible for clinical services Kelvin Mponda commended the overwhelming support from the corporate world which he said has contributed much to the reduction in numbers of new infection, admission and deaths.
According to Mponda, currently, Qech has about 40 inpatients and daily admissions have drastically reduced to about three patients a day which he said is a huge improvement from the past weeks where it was registering over 100 inpatients and over 20 daily admissions.
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