Local Trust Donates Ventilator To Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital

A local Trust, Zimbabwe National Covid-19 Action Trust (ZINCAT), has donated a US$30 000 ventilator to Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital.

The gesture follows the death of Zororo Makamba, a Zimbabwean 30-year-old journalist who succumbed to coronavirus on Monday amid reports that Wilkins Hospital failed to provide him with a ventilator.

Handing over the ventilator, Zincat chairperson Dr Nozipo Maraire described the association as a conduit through which donors could assist the Government. She thanked all who have contributed and are still contributing. She said:

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We care about Zimbabwe and we are delighted to be able to make a contribution to the fight against the global pandemic of Covid-19.

The death of Zororo Makamba exposed the country’s ill-preparedness to fight the coronavirus pandemic and it also triggered action as refurbishments of Wilkins Hospital were quickened on the aftermath of the death.

Zimbabwe also announced more stringent measures to stop the spread and transmission of the virus.

More: The Herald

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