Mar 27, 2013, 11:41 AM
Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) Tuesday donated sanitary materials worth two
hundred thousand dalasis (D200, 000) to public institutions across the country.
The donated materials include 150 sanitary buckets, detergent and Dettol among others. It aims to help government in combating the Covid 19 pandemic.
Executive director, Sanna Dahaba said the Agency is responsible for humanitarian coordination and other related issues in the country, saying they see the gesture as their primary responsibility to help the state in curbing the deadly disease.
“When it comes to public health emergency like Covid 19, the basic tool that we can use to address it is to make sure people are hygienic,” he said.
Mr Dahaba said NDMA deems it necessary to provide the materials to ensure that government institutions remain clean and officials wash their hands regularly to prevent the spread of the pandemic. “The basic tool to fight against this corona virus pandemic is to remain hygienic and hand washing is key to reducing it,” he noted.
He said the virulent disease is incurable at the moment, saying the entire public relies on preventive mechanisms to curb it, adding that this motivated his office to provide such gesture.
“This will go a long way in reducing infection in the public. The corona virus does not know any political boundaries and cultural values. All what we need is how best we can collectively respond to dependable health measure,” he noted.
Mr Dahaba called on people, especially the beneficiaries to sensitize the public regarding the spread and preventive measures of the Covid 19 pandemic. He said after the distribution NDMA will embark on a mass sensitization to ensure the entire masses have thorough information on the disease.
He urged beneficiaries to use the material wisely, noting that if there is no healthy population both the political and economic sectors will be severely affected.