The US and Germany Governments have donated assorted medical supplies valued at over K442 million to help disrupt Malawi’s resurgence of COVID – 19 cases.
The supplies from Germany include 60 ventilators and 5000 Oximiters valued at over K369 million with the US pumping in about K63 million in hospital supplies. Speaking when he presented the items on Thursday afternoon in Lilongwe, Head of the Germany Development Cooperation GIZ Sabin Lindemann said the gesture is meant to help curb the pandemic.
“We believe that these items will help improve hospitalized patients care and save lives,” said Lindemann. In his remarks when he represented US Ambassador to Malawi, Richard O Stanley said the K63 million donation was building on his Government’s arlier gesture. “In May this year, the US embassy donated nearly K125 million in hospital overflow tents and classroom shelters,” he said.
Meanwhile, Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has expressed gratitude for the gesture, adding that the help is timely. Reported by Mirriam Kaliza, MBC Online Services.