Eight rural clinics in Bulilima West Constituency were Friday equipped with hygiene kits donated by the area legislator Dingumuzi Phuti in a move to ensure that villagers and health workers practise personal hygiene.
MP Phuti donated 40 litres of sanitisers, 80 reusable face masks and 4kgs of sewerage waste solutions bio-chem.
Speaking after handing over the donation to the clinics namely Dombodema, Village 13, Nswazwi, Madlambudzi, Hingwe, Ndolwane, Makhulela and Tokwana on Friday, MP Phuti urged villagers to adhere to the lockdown rules.
“We are now on lockdown level 2 and this has seen some businesses start opening, therefore, there is need to make sure we follow the lockdown rules such a business operating times,” said MP Phuti.
He said villagers should continue to follow the health guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and Child Care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The world is currently going through a difficult time where the deadly virus has changed the livelihoods of many in that manner we have to continue listening to the advice coming from health authorities.
“The need to constantly wash hands with running water or using alcohol-based sanitisers is vital and we hope this donation will go a long way in achieving this,” said MP Phuti.
MP Phuti also toured the health institutions where he was accompanied by Bulilima Rural District Council CEO John Brown Ncube.
Receiving the donation at Lady Baring Hospital in Ndolwane village, Sister in charge Sipho Ngwenya expressed gratitude for the donation.
“Rural clinics hardly get recognition in such circumstances and the support from the MP is greatly appreciated,” said Ngwenya.
He said as the biggest health institution in the constituency they have identified a ward in the clinic as an isolation centre that can accommodate 14 COVID-19 positive cases.
“We have set aside our maternity ward in case we have a positive case and the ward has two houses where it can accommodate 14 patients as one time. “The ward has a full supply of electricity which is being supplied by Ugesi, a project being pioneered by Econet and there is adequate water,” he said