(Last Updated on March 10, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
BULAWAYO – The Open Initiative Society for Southen Africa (OSISA) has donated equipment worth US$82 000 to Thorngrove Hospital, the country’s second-largest infectious diseases facility.
The donation includes ICU equipment, resuscitation trolley units, gowns, beds, 30 hospital cardiac tables and mattresses among other things.
Speaking on the donation, Malunga said the donation was meant to complement efforts by other stakeholders including the government in fighting the pandemic.
OSISA is led by Zimbabwean born lawyer and human rights activist, Siphosami Malunga.
“OSISA believes that these interventions will go a long way in saving lives and complementing the efforts of Governments and other non-state actors all of whom are actively fighting to stem the tide of this pandemic. We applaud all these efforts and call on Governments to ensure that citizens’ rights are protected, guaranteed and provided even within the Covid-19 environment and in line with their social contract obligations,” said Malunga as quoted in the State-run Sunday News.
Receiving the consignment, City of Bulawayo Mayor, Councillor Solomon Mguni expressed gratitude for the donation, noting that this was going to help the city in it’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
This donation comes at a time when Thorngrove hospital recently opened the refurbished isolation ward for Covid-19 patients.
Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Bulawayo Judith Ncube applauded the commitment by Malunga and OSISA to help the city.