Stanbic commits US$200 000 to Covid-19


ONE of the country’s leading financial services institution, Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe, has put its shoulder on the wheel in the fight against Covid-19 by pledging an assortment of the much-needed equipment worth US$200 000.

The Standard Bank Group subsidiary donated five ventilators; 32 500 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in the form of suits, masks, face shields and goggles; 2 400 PCR tests,

3 000 sanitiser bottles and two boreholes, which would be drilled in two selected high-density suburbs of Bulawayo and Harare.

Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe head of marketing and communications Palmer Mugavha said the institution has already taken delivery of the items that were purchased locally, such as hand sanitisers and some PPEs, while those sourced from outside the country would be delivered in tranches over the coming weeks owing to global demand.

In a statement, Mugavha paid tribute to the frontline health workers and all those in essential services for braving the pandemic to keep the country safe and afloat.

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