TelOne, NetOne donates PPEs to Sally Mugabe, Beatrice hospitals

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STATE-OWNED telecommunications companies, TelOne and NetOne, donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to Sally Mugabe Central Hospital (formerly Harare Central Hospital) and Beatrice Infectious Diseases

Hospital on Thursday. The donation to the two hospitals, which included N95 masks, dromex goggles, medium duty aprons, chemical overalls, cotton disposable overalls, knapsack sprayers, hydrogen peroxide and a variety of alcohol-based sanitisers, is part of the two entities’ $10 million Covid-19 response facility which has both immediate and long-term targets.

TelOne managing director Chipo Mtasa and NetOne acting CEO Chipo Jaisson, in a joint statement read out by TelOne spokesperson Melody Harry, said the two telecommunications entities would also drill three boreholes at Sally Mugabe and a single one at Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital, avail an assortment of medical equipment in addition to refurbishing some wards at the two hospitals.

Sally Mugabe Central Hospital clinical director Christopher Pasi, who represented the hospital’s CEO Tinashe Dhobbie, thanked TelOne and NetOne for providing the personal protective gear which he said would be put to good use by coronavirus frontline staff.

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