- Social Security Authority donates isolation centres
- NSSA vows to assist government towards fighting Covid-19
THE National Social Security Authority (NSSA) on Tuesday availed two facilities for utilisation in combating covid-19.
NSSA said the gesture was to compliment government’s efforts in the fight against the virus.
NSSA’s Acting General Manager Arthur Manase announced that the Former Beitbridge Rainbow Hotel will be used as a quarantine for Zimbabweans coming from South Africa.
“The former Beitbridge Rainbow Hotel will be used as a transit isolation centre to cater for returning residents from South Africa,” he said.
He also said the isolation is necessary since South Africa is battling with more than one thousand infections.
“The Southern neighbour has over one thousand infections this means that every Zimbabwean citizen who passes through the Beitbridge border post will be quarantined for twenty-one days as a precautionary measure,” Manase said.
Manase noted that as aa authority that was formed for social security it is fitting that they stepped in to assist in such a time.
The authority also availed Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo for accommodation of patients undergoing treatment for covid-19.
Manase revealed that the authority also contributed towards rapairing of an ICU ventilator at Mutare General Hospital which are crucial in managing severe effects of the virus.
“In addition to the virus, NSSA recently donated towards the repair of an ICU ventilator at Mutare General Hospital,” he added.
According to Manase, NSSA is dedicated to continue rendering further assistance towards the national cause.
He also noted that since President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared the virus a national disaster, it is upon every citizen to play their part in containing the virus.
Meanwhile, Manase said NSSA took measures to help pensioners who constitute a very vulnerable group in such a time.
“We have awarded them a bonus off discretionary bonus that is equivalent to a month’s pay-out,” he added.