By Esther Banda
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) on Friday, June 19, 2020 donated Covid-19 related materials to Lilongwe District Health Offices at Bwaila Hospital amounting to MK10 million.
The donated items including mattresses, thermometers, sprayers, protective gear to enhance hygiene and sanitation practices just to mention a few.
During the hand over ceremony, MERA Board Chairperson Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph p. Bvumbwe said Covid-19 is a real threat to health and the economy and that in this crucial time, the role and efforts of healthcare workers cannot be overemphasized.
“This pandemic has affected most spheres of life and almost every industry. Covid-19 is a test to many established systems and mechanisms and to the ability to work together in the face of a common challenge. Covid-19 has put a spotlight on the vital and Noble work of the health workers.”
“There is need for proactive measures and practices to minimize the chances of exposure and contracting the virus. We don’t know for how long we will live with this virus. We cannot predict what will happen next but for sure we need to keep the spread on check and we need to adapt to changes as the situation demands,” he explained.
Speaking on behalf of the DHO, Lilongwe District Health Office; the Director of Health and Social Services, Dr Alinafe Tambala lauded the timely support saying will help facility team to stay protected and disinfect the surfaces and the Vehicles.
On his speech the MERA Chief Executive Officer-CEO, Dr. Collins Magalasi said MERA decided to make the donation as part of contribution that as a cooperate body have to their society.