CHITUNGWIZA based medical facilty,Seke North Health Centre, this week received a timely boost from local chemicals manufacturing company CAIRDE Hygienic.
The company’s founder Raymond Mutadza donated hand sanitisers,masks and gloves in an effort to
complement government efforts to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The youthful entrepreneur and former Miss World coordinator said his company has increased production of sanitisers to ensure that citizens will not run in short supply in the face of the deadly epidemic.
Last week, a high powered delegation comprising of Youth minister Tinoda Machakaire,Zanu PF youth league secretary Tendai Chirau and the deputy secrerary for Indigenization Mike Chimombe toured the plant where Machakaire inspired Mutadza to embark on the social responsibility crusade.
“The minister (Machakaire) inspired us to play our role as youths in fighting against COVID-19.
“As young entrepreneurs,we will do what we can do to help the government in the fight again this disease.
“This donation at Seke North is the beggining of the long list of health facilities we have identified with the help of health experts,” said Mutadza.
He urged authorities at Seke North Health centre to fully utilize the sanitisers in line with government and World Health Organization guidelines.
His call comes amid fears that some medical workers abuse the donation of such products and sell them.
Seke North Health centre authorities welcomed the gesture.
“As Seke North Clinic Health Centre Commitee we would like to extend our gratitude for the donations we received from CAIRED Hygienics.
“The items received include 5 litres hand sanitizer, 1 box of dust masks, 1 box of gloves, and 25 litres of dishwasher.
“These will go a long way in the fight against COVID-19 and in protecting our team and work areas,” said representative Robert Jaka.
” We appreciate the kind gesture and look forward to a continued partnership,” he added.
Meanwhile, CAIRDE chemicals started its operations in 2017, manufacturing different detergents domestic and industrial use.
Given their capacity, they have spread wings into the production of sanitisers in the face of COVID-19 where there is great need and demand of the product.
“We started operating in 2017, producing different detergents but due to the coronavirus pandemic, we had to focus more on hand sanitisers as a social responsibility measure , we take heed to President Mnangagwa’s call for business people to resist the temptation of profiteering because of the huge demand,” Mutadza said.
The company has installed a hand sanitiser machine at the Central Intelligence Department headquarters in Harare and they are currently working on extending the same gesture to the Zimbabwe Prisons Services.
Zimbabwe has so far recorded eight coronavirus and the first casualty was Zororo Makamba who passed on at Wilkins Hospital.
The disease has already claimed thousands of people around the globe.
Zimbabwe is on its fourth day of the lockdown announced by President Mnangagwa and the majority of citizens have complied .