Emergency response equipment donated
THE Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development yesterday received emergency response equipment from a Chinese company.
The health equipment that consists of wheel chairs, first aid kits, defibrillators and gloves was donated by the China Machinery Engineering Cooperation.
Speaking during the handover, CMEC president Zhang Chun said the gesture was a way of affirming the strong relations between Zimbabwe and Republic of China at a time when the country is host to close to 10 000 Chinese community.
â€œIt is indeed a great pleasure to hand over this life saving equipment and to recognise a continuing affirmation of the friendship between Zimbabwe and the Republic of China.
â€œThe donation of the resuscitation equipment will go a long way towards providing critical emergency care for travelling public.
â€œResuscitation equipment is used in medical emergency as first aid which is given to a person that is unconscious and where breathing or pulse cannot detected.
It is done to restore the rhythm of the heart and make oxygen continue to reach the heart and brain,â€ he said.
Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Adrian Musiiwa thanked the Chinese company for gesture which he said would go a long way in saving lives at a time the country had a an increasing burden of non-communicable disease.
â€œIn the absence of such equipment, lives are lost. So this will really go a long way at a time where so many people suffer from various heart ailments.â€