Friday, February 23, 2024
HomeNationalJapan donates 28 vehicles, 5 coldrooms to MOH for Covid-19 response

Japan donates 28 vehicles, 5 coldrooms to MOH for Covid-19 response

PUBLISHED BY

The Japanese Government, through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has donated 28 three tonner hino trucks and five units of cold rooms with generators to the Malawi Government.

The donated vehicles and cold rooms will be used by the Ministry of Health in Covid-19 crisis response to strengthen the capacity of healthcare systems in Malawi.

Speaking during the handover ceremony on Wednesday in Lilongwe, Japanese Ambassador to Malawi Youichi Oya said they understand the importance of access to quality healthcare services, especially during the challenging times of Covid-19 pandemic, cholera outbreak and the devastation caused by tropical cyclone Freddy, which have highlighted the vital role of health care services.

He said, “I hope that the government of Malawi will utilise the equipment efficiently and effectively to respond to current and future health crises in this country.”

The Japanese Ambassador to Malawi (right) handing over the donation to Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda

He added Japan will stand in solidarity with Malawians and they will continue to work closely with the government and other partners to support the health sector in this country.

On her apart, the Minister of Heath Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda said the Malawi Government is very grateful for the donation, saying the trucks are going to assist the health sector even beyond Covid-19.

Chiponda added that the donation will also help to fight cholera outbreak through delivering materials from one place to another.

She further said the five cold rooms will assist to store the Covid-19 vaccine in different regions, saying part of covid-19 response includes vaccination.

“So, to us the coming in of these trucks is timely and we are very grateful for the donation, which has cost the Japanese Government over K3 billion, which is a lot of money,” said the minister.

Chiponda appealed to directors who are responsible for district hospitals to ensure proper maintenance of the vehicles and cold rooms.

RELATED ARTICLES

Relocating refugee campsite good for national security – Zikhale

Minister of Homeland Security, Ken Zikhale Ng'oma, says relocating a refugee camp from Dowa to Chitipa will minimise the security lapses in the country by some refugees who come with intentions to disturb the country’s security.

Teacher Ruth Nkhambule Kaleya recounts benefits of Civil Servants’ Medical Scheme

A teacher at Kabwabwa Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Lilongwe, Ruth Nkhambule Eliya, could not hide her joy and sense of gratitude to the government for introducing Civil Servants’ Medical Scheme.

FOCCAD committed to empower youth in Nkhotakota

Foundation for Community and Capacity Development (FOCCAD) has committed to continue empowering the youth in Nkhotakota with vocational training skills in order for them (youth) to become self-reliant.

Nankhumwa camp threatens legal action if DPP delays convention

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) camp rallying behind the candidature of Kondwani Nankhumwa has warned that it will resort to legal action if the party fails to hold its convention this year.

Latest Posts

popular posts

Mchinji’s agriculture committee emphasises on collaboration

Mchinji District Agriculture Extension Coordination Committee (DAECC) has stressed the need for strong relationships and collaboration among stakeholders to sustain agriculture initiatives being implemented in the district.

Woman drags Nankhumwa to court over child maintenance issues

A little known woman, Letina Kamwamba, has dragged Leader of Opposition and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential aspirant, Kondwani Nankhumwa, to court over child maintenance issues.

2024 Aviator Strategy and Tips to Win (TESTED AND VERIFIED)

With the recent surge of users on Premierbet Malawi Aviator; we keep seeing many Facebook and Twitter posts about whether there’s a strategy of some sort for the Aviator game. We haven’t seen any definite answers to this which pushed us to answer this, using a program that compiles the results and gives you an idea of different strategies and numbers to try on Aviator.

MCP publicist Reverend Maurice Munthali resigns

Publicity Secretary for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Reverend Maurice Munthali has resigned from his position, citing the prevailing governance atmosphere marred by persistent corruption allegations and related scandals as reasons for his resignation.

MK17.28bn Mzuzu Civic Office Complex construction at 45%

Plem Construction Limited (PCL) has disclosed that progress of the construction of the first ever Mzuzu Civic Office Complex is at 45 percent.
Nthanda Times