The country’s largest integrated ferrochrome producer Zimasco (Pvt) Ltd has thrown Kwekwe General Hospital a lifeline after it donated 2 state of the art laundry machine, drying machine, press iron, and roller iron an incinerator and refurbished the maternity ward at the health institution at a cost of US$200 000.
Addressing delegates at the official handover of the Corporate Social Responsibility project, Zimasco General Manager-Marketing and Administration Clara Sadomba said the refurbishment of the maternity ward will contribute to the reduction of neonatal mortality in the community.
“With regards the Kwekwe General Hospital project, we have identified that this very important facility which has such a direct impact on the community of not just Kwekwe but large areas of the Province was not well resourced and was in need of assistance in some critical areas of its operation.
“Zimasco, therefore, adopted some of the public amenities at Kwekwe General Hospital and refurbished them to suit world-class standards at a cost of USD200,000.
“The refurbishment of the Maternity Ward has augmented access to maternal health care services and will contribute to the reduction of neonatal mortality in the community,” she said.
She added that the refurbishments have brought these critical facilities up to the right standard to protect and maintain the basic health of patients and hospital workers.
“In addition, the kitchen, laundry and incinerator refurbishments have brought these critical facilities up to the right standard to protect and maintain the basic health of patients and hospital workers.
“As an organisation, our relationship with Kwekwe General Hospital is a long-standing one and will continue into the future as well,” said Sadomba.
Speaking during the same event, the First lady who was the guest of honor challenged other corporate organisations to emulate the generosity and sense of responsibility displayed by the two companies.
“Sable chemicals and Zimasco have shown appreciation of such policies and came forward to assist Kwekwe General hospital in a big way.
“As a third world country, health delivery systems might be lagging behind especially in terms of information communication and technology.
“l am proud to mention that Sable chemicals and Zimasco came in handy as funders, therefore, l am challenging other corporate organisations to emulate the generosity and sense of responsibility displayed by sable chemicals and Zimasco,” she said.