Stanbic bank begins distributing US$200K worth of COVID-19 donations nationwide. Leading financial services institution, Stanbic Bank has kick-started the distribution of US$200 000 worth of equipment to health institutions throughout the country for use by frontline workers in the fight against the menacing Covid-19.
Stanbic has also provided US$2.8 million credit and allocation of foreign currency to its clients in the medical industry to acquire needed health care items to help fight the pandemic.
On Friday, Stanbic handed over PPEs and ZW$282 700 to the soon-to-be-opened St Anne’s Hospital in Harare, marking the beginning of the bank’s countrywide distribution of the donation which shall see Wilkins Hospital, Gweru Provincial Hospital, Thorngrove, Masvingo Provincial and Mutare Infectious hospitals benefitting. Speaking at the handover event, non-executive board member Nellie Tiyago said healthcare workers cannot function without the PPEs. She added:
There are many frontline workers and we appreciate their efforts and today we are here to support the medical front-liners who can in no way escape or avoid this war as they are the backbone of the survival of our people even when we are not in times of crisis. Some of the donated PPEs are suits, masks, face shields and goggles; 2 400 PCR tests, 3 000 sanitizers while 5 ventilators are expected in the country this month.
St Anne’s Hospital representative, Sister Mary said the donation was the boost needed to breathe life in the hospital which is set to open for Covid-19 patients soon.
Source – Pindula News
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