Marketers Association of Zimbabwe joined the nation in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic by donating thick bleach worth thousands of dollars to Mpilo Central Hospital’s paediatric ward.

The donation to the largest referral hospital in the Southern region came at a time when 14 nurses at the institution had tested positive for Covid 19.

MAZ donated 100 litres of bleach.

Ms Stella Nkomo from MAZ southern region said the bleach was sourced from proceeds of a walkathon which the company hosted.

“Last year we had a walkathon for a worthy cause and we decided to used it to buy the bleach for Mpilo. We will continue to mobilize more so that our public institution is well equipped in the fight against the global pandemic,” said Ms Nkomo.

She said the bleach will help health care workers in the paediatric ward stay safe.

Mpilo Central Hospital acting chief executive officer Dr Solwayo Ngwenya thanked the company and said the donation would save lives.

“We live in difficult times especially now that we are battling with increased Covid-19 cases countrywide and in Bulawayo. We continue doing our best to protect healthcare workers serving our clients and we are grateful for such donations,” said Dr Ngwenya.

The Association has stepped up efforts to assist the vulnerable in the society through a Charity Fund which was recently launched to facilitate the Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

The Charity Fund is targeting to raise 1000 grocery baskets for the underprivileged throughout the provinces.

MAZ therefore is inviting all individual and corporate members to extend a hand towards raising the 1000 grocery baskets for the underprivileged in the 10 provinces.

Each basket costs US$15.  We welcome all donations in cash or kind.