Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care John Mangwiro on Monday received an assortment of medical supplies including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donated to the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) by New Avakash International.
The medical supplies and sundries included 80 000 nasal swabs, 11 600 universal transport medium specimen tubes, 1 920 KN95 face masks, 350 Infra-red thermometers, 300 000 three-ply face masks, 4 100 face shields and 1240 reusable scrubs.
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Mangwiro expressed profound gratitude to New Avakash for the kind gesture and for complementing Government efforts in the fight against COVID-19. Said Mangwiro:
The Medical Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), will be distributed to our public health care facilities throughout the country by the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) to ensure that they enhance COVID-19 screening and testing.
I am glad to announce that Zimbabwe is recognized among the top African countries that have managed to minimize the spreading of COVID-19 by successfully implementing preventative measures against the deadly virus.
Our efforts have not gone unnoticed as the US’s Centres for Disease Control (CDC) now ranks Zimbabwe among safe countries with the lowest COVID-19 risk for travellers, according to an updated travel advisory.
Ministry of Health and Child Care