TelOne jointly collaborated with NetOne and availed funds to the tune of ZW$10million for the purpose of fighting the deadly scourge Coronavirus. Three hospitals are set to benefit this funding namely, Beatrice Infectious Diseases, Mpilo Central and Sally Mugabe Hospital [which used to be known as Harare Hospital].
Specific areas being funded are both for immediate COVID 19 response needs and long-term improvement in key areas as follows; Infrastructure Development through supporting the refurbishment and adoption of one ward at each of the hospitals,Medical Equipment including ICU and ward care beds, bedside lockers and other ward furniture as well as suction machines, oxygen tanks, nebulisers and patient monitorsTelOne Head of Corporate Communications Melody Harry and NetOne Public Relations Executive Elderette Shereni jointly said this statement.
This donated fund will not only cover Covid-19 but also intended to sustain the three mentioned hospital on long term period covering activities like; Water reticulation through drilling and full installation of 3 boreholes at Sally Mugabe Hospital; 2 boreholes at Mpilo and 1 borehole at Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital. Infrastructure Development through supporting the refurbishment and adoption of one ward at each of the hospitals. Medical Equipment including ICU and ward care beds, bedside lockers and other ward furniture as well as suction machines, oxygen tanks, nebulisers and patient monitors.
“We are committed to augmenting Government’s efforts towards the mitigation of this global pandemic – that is affecting our nation. It takes a collective and multi-level effort from various stakeholders to develop a holistic intervention that will assist the country to effectively fight this invisible enemy. Together, we will certainly win this fight.”The two representatives’ joint statement
The two representatives also promised that their respective institutions will fund the following health materials in a bid to rejuvenate the fight against the current deadly virus;
- Consumables which include FFP2 masks,
- N95 masks,
- Dromex goggles,
- Medium duty aprons,
- Chemical overalls,
- Cotton disposable overalls,
- Glass face screens and
- An assortment of sanitisers and disinfectants.
Amongst some of the efforts rolled out already as part of the availed funds is the setting up of a Covid-19 Hotline which will go a long way in fighting the pandemic. The hotline facility made managed to create 20 toll free lines and the requisite equipment to the National Emergency Operations Response Centre as part of the donated funds.