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Maseru district health team receives PPE

July 16, 2020 2 min read

MASERU - A local safety, health and environment company, Zeku Safety Focus, has come to the aid of frontline health workers in addressing the critical shortage of medical supplies during COVID-19 pandemic, which include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

On Monday, Zeku Safety Focus donated PPE and other supplies worth M100 000 to the Maseru District Health Management Team (DHMT) to assist in the efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the handing over event, the Minister of Health, Motlatsi Maqelepo, said the donations came at the right time when PPE is needed the most, especially for those who directly work with COVID-19 suspects and the teams that transport patients from their homes to designated areas.

He said this is an unprecedented time and community effort is needed to meet the immediate needs of the frontline healthcare staff as they care for patients. He said the donations will go a long way towards ensuring the safety of the health workers.

Maqelepo appealed to Basotho individuals and organisations to donate and help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon receiving the equipment on behalf of the team, district medical officer, Dr Maama Mojela, thanked the company and said the equipment will really help them  collect suspects without fear.

 


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He said their frontline staff cares for patients including seniors who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, as they battle the pandemic, adding the safety of staff and patients is paramount, and to do that, they urgently need large quantities. The director of Zeku focus Limpho Ntšasa, an occupational health specialist  said after realising that DHMT had collected a COVID-19 suspect in one of the areas without protective clothing, they knew that they had to step in to help. She also appealed to Basotho to work together and support all initiatives aimed at combating the spread of the coronavirus. The donation consists of gloves, masks, disposal overalls, sanitisers and forger

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