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​                                                            SeedCo's Marjorie Mutemererwa
BY NEWSANCHOR REPORTER
Seed manufacturing company, SeedCo, has donated mealie-meal to Banket District Hospital as part of it corporate social responsibility programme.
SeedCo head of public relationship and corporate affairs, Marjorie Mutemererwa, said her company cherishes ploughing back to society as shown by the donation of mealie-meal as a 'thank you' gesture to communities which have consistently supported the firm.
"This gesture is our way of saying 'thank you' to the communities that have supported us all along. We also strive to find ways to empower institutions like this so that they can operate effectively and we believe that a healthy diet also contributes to the well-being of patients to recover quickly, hence our donation of two-and-half tonnes of mealie-meal to this hospital," said Mutemererwa.
Zvimba district medical officer, Dr Terrence Dandanzi, welcomed the donation, reiterating it will go a long way in lessening the budget burden on food and nutrition for patients admitted to the hospital.
During the brief event, it was learnt the hospital was in dire need of a laundry machine as currently linen is washed in Chinhoyi, a development which has seen admitted patients requested to bring their own blankets due to bedding shortages.
Jessica Tapfumaneyi, the hospital's health committee chairperson, said the 70-bed district hospital which is the first centre of call for victims of road traffic accidents that occur along the Harare-Chinhoyi highway needs urgent bail out in terms of bedding, laundry machines, staff accommodation and piped water.-LOCAL NEWS.


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