ZADHR executive director Calvin Fambirai said they hoped the donation would go a long way in enhancing the safety of frontline health workers in the Midlands capital.
“We are doing this with a view to complement the government and local authorities’ efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
Shakespeare Mureyani, the Gweru district COVID-19 taskforce leader, said the donation by the doctors would go a long way in boosting confidence among frontline healthcare workers.
“We are grateful of the good gesture shown to our team. With the equipment that guarantees safety of health workers, I am sure their work rate will be doubled,” he said.
Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union secretary-general Douglas Chikobvu said: “The donation is worth praising, but we urge government to review allowances of health workers because at the end of the day, they need to put food on the table for their families, but their income is far below expectations.”
Matara revealed that the doctors would make similar donations to other smaller towns and cities since government and some private organisations were focusing more on safety of health workers in Harare and Bulawayo.
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