The ZMA Executive has distributed recently procured PPEs from well wishers and cooperating partners to Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital and University Teaching Hospitals.
Speaking when he handed over N95 masks, reusable goggles, coveralls, hand sanitizers and liquid soap, ZMA president Dr. Samson Chisele, who spoke through the ZMA Treasurer Dr. Abel Kapembwa, indicated that PPEs are a daily requirement, and their availability today, does not always assure availability tomorrow. He urged doctors to always abide by the standard operating procedures meant to reduce infection, including the correct way of doffing PPEs.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the UTHs, Director of Clinical and Diagnostic Services, Dr. Alex Makupe, thanked ZMA for complementing governments efforts in the provision of PPEs to doctors. Dr. Makupe, who is also UTH Chief Medical Superintendent, assured ZMA executive that the donated items will be given to intended beneficiaries. He added that UTHs has been having regular interactive meetings with Resident Doctors Association of Zambia (RDAZ) to ensure a good working atmosphere for all doctors and other healthcare workers. He thanked RDAZ for the leadership it continued to provide and pledged his government ‘s support to meet the demands of a heathy and safe working environment.
Earlier, Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent – Dr. Penius Tembo, expressed gratitude to ZMA for continuing to be a reliable partner to government efforts. Dr. Tembo said this when he received the allocation of the PPEs for Levy Hospital.
Meanwhile, ZMA will further distribute PPEs to Ndola, Arthur Davison and Kitwe Teaching Hospitals on the Copperbelt as part of the exercise aimed to ensure the reduction in possible Healthcare Workers infection