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FBC Donates 10 000 Covid-19 Diagnostic Test Kits

Thursday, May 14, 2020

His Excellency Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe (center), receives 10 000 Covid-19 Test Kits donated by FBC from Herbert Nkala(FBCH Group Chairman-second from right) and John Mushayavanhu(FBC Group CE-second from left). Looking on is Mr Shingi Mabuto (PSMI Corporate Services Executive Director-far right) and Dr T.Gutu.

FBC Holdings (Zimbabwe’s leading financial services institution and responsible corporate citizen) has demonstrated its commitment towards containing the spread of Covid-19 in Zimbabwe.The Group proudly donated Ten Thousand (10 000) Coronavirus test kits in the interest of public health.

The donation was presented to the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency, President ED Mnangagwa and representatives from the Ministry of Health and Child Care recently. A total of Five Thousand (5,000) test kits were allocated to the Office of President and Cabinet, Three Thousand (3000) to PSMI and the other Two Thousand (2000) were equitably distributed to Sally Mugabe Central Hospital and Bulawayo City Council. 

Speaking at the handover ceremony for the donation, Herbert Nkala (FBC Group Chairman) said, “We believe the best way to defeat this pandemic is by first understanding the extend of the problem and that can only be done through testing of our people. As FBC, we imported 10 00 Diagonistic test kits which we are proud to donate”.

“It is our belief that the kits will assist on detection of people exposed to the virus, leading to the implementation of the necessary health measures to contain transmission of the same. As a responsible corporate citizen, our primary concern remains the health of the nation. As such, we are here to affirm our commitment towards preventing the spread of Covid-19 in our country. We have seen it fit to play a small part towards responding to the national disaster,” added Mr Nkala.

In his address, Herbert Nkala (FBCH Group Chairman) also expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders who are working tirelessly to contain the spread of Coronavirus. “Our appreciation goes to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, all front-line health care givers and everyone who is playing a key role in the fight to stop the spread of Covid-19,” he said. 

Over the years, FBC Holdings demonstrated exceptional efforts towards giving back to the community as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. The group has always been instrumental in funding various programs aimed at improving the livelihoods of Zimbabweans in the fields of education, health, sports and various sectors of the economy such as revitalising the country’s road network.

Everyone has an important role to play towards preventing the spread of coronavirus. Let us play our part by remembering to wear face masks, maintaining social distance, staying at home where necessary, washing hands regularly with soap and running water, using hand sanitisers with 60% alcohol content and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Always contact your Health Care Provider or call 2019 if you suspect that you have Coronavirus